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By Jamie Jarmul Md / PhD student at UNC - Chapel Hill, PhD in Health Policy and Management
Mohammed K Ali, Kavita Singh, Dimple Kondal, Raji Devarajan, Shivani A Patel, Roopa Shivashankar, Vamadevan S Ajay, A G Unnikrishnan, V Usha Menon, Premlata K Varthakavi, Vijay Viswanathan, Mala Dharmalingam, Ganapati Bantwal, Rakesh Kumar Sahay, Muhammad Qamar Masood, Rajesh Khadgawat, Ankush Desai, Bipin Sethi, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, K M Venkat Narayan, Nikhil Tandon
BACKGROUND: Achievement of diabetes care goals is suboptimal globally. Diabetes-focused quality improvement (QI) is effective but remains untested in South Asia. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of a multicomponent QI strategy versus usual care on cardiometabolic profiles in patients with poorly controlled diabetes. DESIGN: Parallel, open-label, pragmatic randomized, controlled trial. ( NCT01212328). SETTING: Diabetes clinics in India and Pakistan...
September 20, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
Mishal S Khan, Bernie Y Guan, Jananie Audimulam, Francisco Cervero Liceras, Richard J Coker, Joanne Yoong
BACKGROUND: Recognizing the close relationship between poverty and health, national program managers, policy-makers and donors are increasingly including economic interventions as part of their core strategies to improve population health. However, there is often confusion among stakeholders about the definitions and operational differences between distinct types of economic interventions and financial instruments, which can lead to important differences in interpretation and expectations...
2016: BMC Public Health
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