|Volume 6 Issue 359 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 24-Dec-2004 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 25-Dec-2004||Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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AHRQ: Improving the quality of diabetes care; New tools for states
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action and its companion workbook, Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Workbook for State Action. These materials were designed in partnership with the Council of State Governments to help States assess the quality of diabetes care and create quality improvement strategies.
States can make changes in health care delivery and best practices that can transform health care systems, reduce costs, and improve public health. For specific diseases like diabetes, a number of States already have substantial programs underway that can shape and inform the development of new initiatives. To assist such efforts, AHRQ has released the following products, developed in consultation with diabetes control and prevention experts at all levels:
The Resource Guide and the Workbook can be downloaded as Word® or PDF files. Your browser may support downloading the planning guide from this page by using the links below. Right click on the link and then select "Save Target As" (Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As" (FirefoxTM, Netscape®).
Printed copies of both publications may be requested from AHRQ's Publications Clearinghouse by calling 800-358-9295 or by E-mail at email@example.com. Request AHRQ Publications No. 04-0072 (Resource Guide) and No. 04-0073 (Workbook).
Current as of September 2004
Improving the Quality of Diabetes Care. New Tools for States. September 2004. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/diabqualoc.htm