Tackling Diabetes Care Challenges – Expert Groups Collaborate

Medical News Today – by Petra Rattue, Feb. 23 2012 – 5:00 PST.

The Endocrine Society, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and Opus Science, announce the launch of their new program in an effort to assess and improve care for those suffering fromdiabetes. The program called “Improving Quality in Type 2 Diabetes: A National Initiative to Assess Guideline Adherence and Physician/Pharmacist Coordination,” is part of a new U.S. multiphase initiative that is setting out to assess the effects of current in-practice behavior in multiple primary care and endocrinology clinics, as well as pharmacies, to provide care for patients suffering from type 2 diabetes.

The initiative will also examine potential avenues to improve diabetes management by improving care coordination with local pharmacies and/or pharmacists.  Read More