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Table 1—

Patient and provider characteristics at baseline

DEMS providersProviders not using DEMSP
Patients    
 Age (years) 68.9 (25.6–92.4) 71.8 (22.1–99.2) 0.002 
 Male sex (%) 44.2 40.1 0.43 
 SF-36 physical composite score 37.66 (12.85–63.97) 37.8 (12.1–59.7) 0.98 
 SF-36 mental composite score 53.44 (12.17–68.66) 54.2 (17.7–70.5) 0.61 
 Treatment of diabetes   0.70 
  Diet only 64 (16) 32 (15)  
  Oral agent only 182 (46) 87 (42)  
  Oral agent and insulin 16 (4) 11 (5)  
  Insulin only 137 (34) 78 (38)  
Providers    
 Male sex (%) 78.6 88.6 0.37 
 Family medicine/Internal    
  medicine (%) 57.1/42.9 61.4/38.6 1.00 
 Years in practice 11.5 (3–40) 17 (6–41) 0.07 
 Number of patients with diabetes    
  per provider 126.5 (33–265) 82.5 (1–241) 0.91 
DEMS providersProviders not using DEMSP
Patients    
 Age (years) 68.9 (25.6–92.4) 71.8 (22.1–99.2) 0.002 
 Male sex (%) 44.2 40.1 0.43 
 SF-36 physical composite score 37.66 (12.85–63.97) 37.8 (12.1–59.7) 0.98 
 SF-36 mental composite score 53.44 (12.17–68.66) 54.2 (17.7–70.5) 0.61 
 Treatment of diabetes   0.70 
  Diet only 64 (16) 32 (15)  
  Oral agent only 182 (46) 87 (42)  
  Oral agent and insulin 16 (4) 11 (5)  
  Insulin only 137 (34) 78 (38)  
Providers    
 Male sex (%) 78.6 88.6 0.37 
 Family medicine/Internal    
  medicine (%) 57.1/42.9 61.4/38.6 1.00 
 Years in practice 11.5 (3–40) 17 (6–41) 0.07 
 Number of patients with diabetes    
  per provider 126.5 (33–265) 82.5 (1–241) 0.91 

Data are median (range) or n (%), unless otherwise indicated. SF-36, Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36.

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