Quality Improvement at Post Rock Family Medicine

May 22, 2013 | Uncategorized | By: alohrmeyer

Post Rock Family Medicine is committed to improving the quality of health care that you receive.  One project we have been working on is improving medical care for people with diabetes.  National guidelines advise medical providers to perform a test for microalbumin in patients with diabetes at least once a year.  The purpose of the simple urine test is to check for kidney damage that may be present due to the effects of diabetes.  Early detection is important.  It may lead to changes in treatment that can help to preserve as much kidney function as possible.  Click here if you want to read more about the microalbumin test.

During this project, we have been collecting data on the number of diabetic patients who have received the test within the previous year.  By drawing attention to the importance of the test and educating our providers and staff, we hoped to improve the rate of testing.  We are happy to report that our efforts have been successful.  Since the start of the project, we have collectively improved the testing rate by 47%!

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