Table of Contents
ISRN Endocrinology
Volume 2013, Article ID 893913, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/893913
Research Article

Improving Compliance with Screening of Diabetic Patients for Microalbuminuria in Primary Care Practice

Department of Medicine, Unity Health System, 1555 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626, USA

Received 7 August 2013; Accepted 4 September 2013

Academic Editors: G. Chiari and A. B. King

Copyright © 2013 Abeer Anabtawi and L. Mary Mathew. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Studies showed suboptimal compliance rate of primary care physicians with microalbuminuria screening. This study evaluated impact of electronic medical records (EMR) and computerized physicians reminders on compliance rate and showed small to modest improvement. Combining EMR with quality control monitoring has significantly improved compliance [OR 1.556, 95% CI 1.251–1.935, ].