Title

Glycemic and lipid control among patients with diabetes at six U.S. public hospitals

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

11-2008

Journal

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

Volume

Volume 19, Issue 4

Inclusive Pages

1060-1075

Keywords

Diabetes Mellitus--blood; Diabetes Mellitus--therapy; Hospitals, Public--statistics & numerical data; Lipids--blood; Poverty--statistics & numerical data; Disparities

Abstract

Public hospital systems share a mission to provide access to healthcare regardless of ability to pay. While public hospital systems care for large numbers of socioeconomically vulnerable and ethnically diverse populations who have diabetes, little is known about the quality of diabetes care provided in these sites.

Peer Reviewed

1