Wednesday, July 17, 2019

New CPSTF Recommendation on Team-Based Care for Diabetes Management

Team-based care to improve diabetes control is a health systems-level, organizational intervention that assigns a multidisciplinary team to help patients manage their diabetes. Each team includes the patient, the patient's primary care provider (not necessarily a physician), and one or more other health professionals.

In order to form a team, most of the studies included in the review added a nurse or pharmacist to the patient-primary care provider relationship. Team members interacted with patients face-to-face, remotely (e.g. telephone, email), or both in-person and remotely. Studies showed that patients experienced greater reductions in blood glucose levels when services such as education, counseling, and follow-up were delivered both in-person and remotely.

Read the Community Preventive Service Task Force (CPSTF) recommendation here.

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