Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
March 14, 2012Vol. II. No. 11

Who's Responsible for Improving
Diabetes Management?

Who Holds the Most Responsibility in Improving Diabetes Management? This Week's Challenge: The total cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States in 2007 amounted to $174 billion, estimates the American Association of Diabetes. Adults with diabetes are more at risk for strokes and heart disease than those without diabetes. We wanted to see who holds the most responsibility to improve diabetes management in a population.

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What We Learned: Responses to Healthcare Intelligence Network's "10 Questions On Diabetes Management Programs" survey provided qualitative data on strategies and tactics for management of this disease, program components and challenges, and outcomes, metrics and ROI. According to survey respondents, the top 5 healthcare professionals responsible for diabetes management are:

  • Primary Care Provider: 33.3 percent

  • Other: 27.1 percent

  • Case manager: 20.8 percent

  • Health coach: 6.3 percent

  • Specialist: 6.3 percent

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2012 Benchmarks in Diabetes Management

Excerpted from 2012 Benchmarks in Diabetes Management, which provides actionable data from 83 organizations on current diabetes management programs and their impact on population health outcomes and healthcare spend.

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