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Development of a Diabetes Mellitus Knowledge Resource for Clinical Decision Support- Assisting Primary Care Physicians with Work-Related Issues.

Allen, Anna MD, MPH; Welch, Laura MD; Kirkland, Katherine DrPH, MPH; Trout, Douglas MD, MHS; Baron, Sherry MD, MPH
Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Post Acceptance: October 3, 2017
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001181
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Objective: To describe the process by which a group of subject matter experts (SMEs) in the area of occupational health and primary care developed a clinical decision support (CDS) tool addressing work-related issues, which are important in the care of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). The CDS is intended for primary care clinicians caring for employed adults with DM.

Methods: The SME's selected guidelines for the management of DM in working adults, reviewed pertinent literature, and developed specific recommendations for action in the clinical setting.

Results: Multiple factors at work may adversely affect DM management. Clinicians can support working patients through education and care strategies to improve control.

Conclusions: Improved recognition of factors at work that can have an impact on DM care provides opportunities for improved management of DM among working adults.

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