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Table 5 Structural aspects of chronic care management

From: Short- and long-term effects of a quality improvement collaborative on diabetes management

Systems of care
n = 35 clinics and practices
Baseline Short term
(one year follow up)
Long term
(two years follow up)
Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (survey) Intervention (SD) Control (SD) Intervention (SD) Control (SD) Intervention (SD) Control (SD)
Self-management support 6.0 (2.1) 6.9 (2.3) 7.0 (2.3) 6.4* (2.2) 6.4 (2.2) 6.2 (2.2)
Decision support 6.8 (2.1) 7.2 (2.1) 7.7 (2.2) 6.7 (1.9) 7.1 (1.6) 6.4** (2.0)
Delivery system design 7.1 (2.3) 7.8 (1.9) 7.5 (2.1) 7.8 (1.7) 7.4 (1.2) 8.0 (1.7)
Clinical information systems 6.6 (2.6) 6.4 (2.1) 6.4 (1.9) 6.1 (1.8) 7.0 (1.8) 6.7 (2.1)
Total mean 6.7 (2.1) 7.2 (1.8) 7.2 (1.9) 6.8 (1.7) 7.0 (1.4) 6.8 (1.8)
Total median 7.0 (2.5) 7.3 (2.1) 7.7 (2.5) 7.0 (1.9) 7.3 (1.6) 7.1 (2.1)
  1. *p = 0.026 ; **p = 0.049