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"To head off the burnout that contributes to lower patient satisfaction
and poor outcomes, DaVita maintains a schedule of regular check-ins for
all members of a care team. For example, we regularly collect feedback
from our nephrologist partners about the stressors they perceive:
changes in the regulatory landscape, healthcare reform and practice
- Allen R. Nissenson, M.D., FACP, FASN, FNKF, Chief Medical Officer, DaVita Kidney Care.
|“People with diabetes
who were non-adherent to their oral diabetes drugs had 1.3 times higher
medical costs and 4% higher total healthcare costs compared to those who
were adherent, spending an average of $11,176 vs. $10,683 in 2016. For
commercially insured members, that is a difference of nearly $493 per
Excerpted from: Population Health News, Volume 4 Number 9, September 2017, "Delivering Quality Care for People With Diabetes," by Glen Stettin, M.D.
Health IT Analytics: the Social Determinants of Population Health
1. safe and secure housing
Source: HealthIT Analytics, from an article by Jennifer Bresnick
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