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Effect of a French experiment of team work between general practitioners and nurses on efficacy and cost of type 2 diabetes patients care

Julien Mousquès (), Yann Bourgueil, Philippe Le Fur and Engin Yilmaz

Health Policy, 2010, vol. 98, issue 2-3, 131-143

Abstract: Objectives To assess the efficacy and the cost of a French team work experiment between nurses and GPs for managing type 2 diabetes patients.Methods Based on a case control study design we compare the evolution of process (standard follow-up procedures) and final (glycemic control) outcomes, and of cost, between two consecutive periods between type 2 diabetes patients followed within the team work experiment (intervention group) or by "standard" GPs (controlled group).Results After a 11 months of follow-up, patients in the intervention group, compared with those in the controlled group, have more chances to remain or to become: correctly followed-up (with OR comprise between 2.1 and 6.8, pÂ

Keywords: Primary; health; care; Diabetes; mellitus; Health; care; team; Comparative; study; Outcome; and; process; assessment; Cost; analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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