Table 1—

Baseline clinic and patient characteristics

Intervention clinicControl clinics
P*
ABCTotal
Clinic characteristics
    MD providers2149121879
    MD FTEs10.9227.914.544.4
    Total patients11,40428,4516,10618,49453,051
    Diabetic patients1,1332,9235001,2004,623
    Diabetic population (% of total patient population)9.98.58.26.58.7
Patient characteristics, analysis cohorts
    n89811373526922181
    Women (%)52.347.054.344.447.30.01
    Age (years)65.1 ± 12.965.3 ± 12.864.9 ± 13.965.9 ± 12.365.4 ± 12.80.5
    Nonwhite (%)15.926.09.816.120.30.01
    Medicare/Medicaid (%)68.061.267.952.659.6<0.01
    Diagnosed CAD (%)28.833.027.832.432.00.09
    Charlson score (ref. 36)2.8 ± 1.62.6 ± 1.82.5 ± 1.73.0 ± 1.82.7 ± 1.80.11
  • Data are means ± SD, unless noted otherwise.

  • *

    * P value compares results for the intervention clinic with totals for control clinics by t test or χ2 test. CAD, coronary artery disease listed in medical record problem list; FTE, full-time equivalent (eight half-day clinic sessions per week).