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 (%)44.240.10.43
 SF-36 physical composite score37.66 (12.85–63.97)37.8 (12.1–59.7)0.98
 SF-36 mental composite score53.44 (12.17–68.66)54.2 (17.7–70.5)0.61
 Treatment of diabetes0.70
  Diet only64 (16)32 (15)
  Oral agent only182 (46)87 (42)
  Oral agent and insulin16 (4)11 (5)
  Insulin only137 (34)78 (38)
Providers
 Male sex (%)78.688.60.37
 Family medicine/Internal
  medicine (%)57.1/42.961.4/38.61.00
 Years in practice11.5 (3–40)17 (6–41)0.07
 Number of patients with diabetes
  per provider126.5 (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.