Crossing the Quality Chasm for Diabetes Care

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Crossing the Quality Chasm for Diabetes Care: The Power of One Physician, His Team, and Systems Thinking Leif I. Solberg, MD, David H. Klevan, MD, and Stephen E. Asche, MA Objective: To demonstrate that one physician can dramatically improve care of diabetes patients by taking a systems approach and getting support from leaders and other team members Material and Methods: Pre-/postcomparison of quality measures for the diabetes patients of one primary care physician, compared with those of his entire large multi-specialty medical group. Working with a mentor and with clinic and medical group leaders, he established a clear goal, focused on a repeatable and important performance measure, and used repeated rapid cycle trials to make systems changes in care, with extensive task delegation to team members and emphasis on repeated testing and treatment intensification. The composite outcome measure requires that each diabetes patient meet all 5 of the following: LDL
Crossing the Quality Chasm for Diabetes Care

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