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Am J Ther. 2014 Jul-Aug;21(4):234-9. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0b013e31826fc47e.

Evaluation of factors associated with achieving glycemic control in a pharmacist-managed diabetes clinic.

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  • 11Department of Pharmacy, Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH; and 2Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to identify factors that are associated with patients achieving goal A1c after 6 months in a pharmacist-managed diabetes clinic. This study is a descriptive, retrospective chart review of patients with type 2 diabetes enrolled in a pharmacist-managed diabetes clinic. The primary endpoint was the odds of each identified factor being associated with achievement of goal A1c after 6 months of enrollment. The factors were also evaluated within 2 subgroups: those with a baseline A1c >7% and those with a baseline A1c >9%. Of 112 patients enrolled, 58 were included in the analysis. There was a positive association with reaching goal for patients who had <1 failure to show (FTS) to office visits in 6 months [odds ratio (OR) 8.10, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.47-58.65], had canceled or FTS to <50% of office visits (OR 10.0, 95% CI 1.8-72.79), and brought >75% of blood glucose logs to their office visits (OR 7.36, 95% CI 1.87-30.88). There was a negative association with reaching the goal for patients with documented social worker involvement (OR 0.22, 95% CI 0.04-0.99) and noninsulin or insulin dose increases at >50% of office visits (OR 0.10, 95% CI 0.01-0.55). Overall, this analysis found that patients who had <1 FTS, had canceled or FTS to <50% of office visits, or who brought >75% logs to office visits were more likely to achieve goal A1c, whereas patients with social work assistance or dose increases at >50% of office visits were less likely to reach goal A1c.

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