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Table 3—

The impact of the DEMS on performance measures

Performance measuresImpact of DEMS use
No DEMS (%)DEMS (%)OR (95% CI)
Microalbuminuria 27 55 3.2 (1.9–5.2) 
Exercise advice 52 80 2.7 (1.6–4.5) 
Self-management support 38 61 2.6 (1.7–3.8) 
Retina examination 36 69 2.4 (1.5–3.9) 
Foot examination 66 88 2.3 (1.2–4.4) 
Diet advice 60 70 1.9 (1.2–3.0) 
Immunizations 64 80 1.7 (1.1–2.7) 
HbA1c 94 99 4.5 (1.0–19.5) 
HDL cholesterol 75 83 1.6 (1.0–2.7) 
Triglycerides 75 82 5.0 (0.9–2.4) 
Tobacco advice 87 94 2.0 (0.9–4.3) 
Total cholesterol 79 84 1.4 (0.8–2.3) 
Performance measuresImpact of DEMS use
No DEMS (%)DEMS (%)OR (95% CI)
Microalbuminuria 27 55 3.2 (1.9–5.2) 
Exercise advice 52 80 2.7 (1.6–4.5) 
Self-management support 38 61 2.6 (1.7–3.8) 
Retina examination 36 69 2.4 (1.5–3.9) 
Foot examination 66 88 2.3 (1.2–4.4) 
Diet advice 60 70 1.9 (1.2–3.0) 
Immunizations 64 80 1.7 (1.1–2.7) 
HbA1c 94 99 4.5 (1.0–19.5) 
HDL cholesterol 75 83 1.6 (1.0–2.7) 
Triglycerides 75 82 5.0 (0.9–2.4) 
Tobacco advice 87 94 2.0 (0.9–4.3) 
Total cholesterol 79 84 1.4 (0.8–2.3) 

The table lists performance measures in decreasing order of favorable impact of DEMS (using the lower limit of the CI) when comparing prevalence of performance measures after 2 years of planned care in providers using and not using DEMS.

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