Randomized Trial of Health Events Costs in Diabetic Blacks
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00022750|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 10, 2001
Last Update Posted : January 15, 2010
Diabetes mellitus imposes a major burden on the public health of the United States, leading annually to over 300,000 deaths and over $130 billion in costs. This burden falls disproportionately upon ethnic minority groups, particularly African Americans, who are at excess risk for the development of type 2 diabetes and for a variety of its most serious complications. Suboptimal health care - in terms of access, quality, and adherence -appears to be an important contributing factor. Prior work suggests two possible approaches aimed at prevention to enhance risk factor control in outpatients with type 2 diabetes. One approach uses Nurse Case Managers (NCMs) to coordinate care plans with the provider team following protocols/clinical guidelines and algorithms designed to guide treatment including initiating and adjusting drug therapy, enhancing continuity of care, promoting interventions and self-management which include educational and behavioral strategies incorporating feedback and self-regulation. Another approach uses Community Health Workers (CHWs) to enhance culturally sensitive outreach, linkage, and monitoring service; to provide important patient and family education; and to improve access to and continuity of care. Results indicate that this intensive team approach, compared to usual care alone, produces substantial improvements in metabolic control. However, the cost-effectiveness of such interventions is unknown in the ''real-world''.
This has led to our current study, a randomized controlled trial within a managed care organization to determine the effects of a NCM/CHW team on metabolic control, on the occurrence of diabetes-related health events, health care utilization, and on direct health care costs. The participants will be African American adults with type 2 diabetes who receive primary care within a managed care organization in inner-city Baltimore.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2||Behavioral: Nurse Case Manager and Community Health Worker Team|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||800 participants|
|Official Title:||Project Sugar 2: Health Events Costs in Diabetic Blacks|
|Study Start Date :||October 2000|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||May 2005|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00022750
|United States, Maryland|
|The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21205|
|Principal Investigator:||Frederick L. Brancati, MD, MHS||The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions|