Improving Diabetes Care Collaboratively in the Community

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2007 by University of Chicago.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Information provided by:
University of Chicago Identifier:
First received: August 2, 2006
Last updated: August 9, 2007
Last verified: August 2007
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a quality improvement intervention including rapid quality improvement, a chronic care model, and best practices improves diabetes care in community health centers and whether more intensive interventions enhance care further.

Condition Intervention Phase
Procedure: health disparities collaborative
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Improving Diabetes Care Collaboratively in the Community

Further study details as provided by University of Chicago:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • hemoglobin A1c
  • LDL cholesterol
  • blood pressure
  • hemoglobin A1c measurement
  • 2 or more A1c measurements more than 3 months apart
  • lipid assessment
  • urine microalbumin assessment
  • ACE inhibitor
  • Aspirin
  • Dental referral
  • Eye exam or referral
  • Foot exam or referral
  • Influenza vaccination
  • Home glucose monitoring prescribed
  • Dietary counseling or referral
  • Exercise counseling
  • Diabetes education
  • All processes and outcomes at baseline, 2 years, and 4 years

Estimated Enrollment: 2720
Study Start Date: June 2000
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2006
Detailed Description:
In 1998 the Health Resources and Services Administration's Bureau of Primary Health Care began the Health Disparities Collaborative (HDC) to improve chronic disease management in community health centers (HC) nationwide. The HDC incorporates rapid quality improvement (QI), a chronic care model, and best practices. This study determines if the HDC improves diabetes care and whether more intensive interventions with additional learning sessions for health centers, provider training in behavioral change, and patient empowerment materials enhance care further.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

- patients with diabetes age 18-75 years

Exclusion Criteria:

Pregnant women

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00359996

United States, Illinois
The University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Principal Investigator: Marshall H Chin, MD, MPH University of Chicago
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00359996     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9886 (AHRQ R01 HS10479) 
Study First Received: August 2, 2006
Last Updated: August 9, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Chicago:
quality improvement
community health center
health disparities processed this record on February 11, 2016