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Smith JJ, Berman MD, Hiratsuka VY
The effect of regular primary care utilization on long-term glycemic and blood pressure control in adults with diabetes.
The researchers sought to assess the effect of primary care utilization on glycemic control and blood pressure control for a cohort of customer-owners with diabetes mellitus (DM) who received care from Southcentral Foundation, a tribal provider. They found that regular primary care utilization over 16 years was associated with higher rates of blood pressure control and glycemic control for adults with DM.
Citation: Smith JJ, Berman MD, Hiratsuka VY . The effect of regular primary care utilization on long-term glycemic and blood pressure control in adults with diabetes. J Am Board Fam Med 2015 Jan-Feb;28(1):28-37. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2015.01.130329..
Keywords: Primary Care, Diabetes, Healthcare Utilization, Blood Pressure, Prevention