Hot Off the Presses…

Good morning, ProviderNation.

The fine folks at Brookdale are getting mad props from the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (which we here at Provider World Headquarters await with bated breath every month).

According to a write-up at some outfit, officials at two Brookdale homes in the Southeast came up with a “focused” effort aimed at curbing complications from diabetes. And it worked. JAMDA reports that incidents of low blood sugar fell dramatically and that patients had lower cholesterol as well as better, more preemptive foot care.

The sample size in the study was limited, but study authors are feelin’ pretty okay about things. “Focused quality improvement activities have the potential to catalyze changes in patient care, particularly those with complex management requirements and chronic disease,” the authors say in their study.

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