Using electronic medical records analysis to investigate the effectiveness of lifestyle programs in real-world primary care is challenging: a case study in diabetes mellitus

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 05/09/2012

Despite effective lifestyle interventions in controlled trial settings, the authors found that real–world primary care is only able to stabilize weight and HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) over time. Medical registration can be used to monitor the actual effectiveness of interventions in primary care.

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