The Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) recently published a study on how enrollment in a primary care network impacts the outcomes and processes of care for patients with diabetes.
Using administrative health care data to study the care and outcomes of patients with incident and prevalent diabetes separately the researchers found that patients who were enrolled in a primary care network fared better than those who were not. Compared with patients whose prevalent diabetes is managed outside of primary care networks, patients in primary care networks had a lower rate of diabetes-specific ambulatory care sensitive conditions, were more likely to see an ophthalmologist or optometrist and had better glycemic control.
You can read the full research article on the CMAJ website.
What do you think of the study’s findings?