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Mayo Clinic Clinicians Develop New Decision Aid Tool to Help Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Date:10/15/2009

patient groups had near-perfect adherence to their medication use. However, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently awarded a grant to the team to further evaluate the efficacy of these cards in rural primary care practices in southeastern Minnesota.

Dr. Montori says, "We are going to see if these same tools can impact the health of patients with diabetes in rural communities in southeastern Minnesota . . . to see if these decision aids can in fact provide better patient-centered care for patients with diabetes."

Other trial co-authors are: Sandra Bryant; Laurie Pencille; Nilay Shah, Ph.D.; Steven Smith, M.D.; Robert Stroebel, M.D.; and Victor Yapuncich, M.D., all from Mayo Clinic; Gordon Guyatt, M.D., McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario; Lilisbeth Perestelo-Peres, Ph.D., Canary Islands Health Service and CIBER en Epidemiologia y Salud Publica, Tenerife, Spain; Barbara Yawn, M.D., Olmsted Medical Center, Rochester, Minn.; and the Department of Family and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

The study was funded by an American Diabetes Association grant.

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