DQIP Background: Participating organizations and panel memberships
DQIP 1.2 Specifications: Diabetes measures for performance reporting
Abstraction Took Kit: Data abstraction software for measureing performance
Compendium of Diabetes Best Practices: Useful aid for health care providers
Quality Improvement Tools: Sample tools for physicians and patients
Related Sites: Links to more information about diabetes

of all ages and socioeconomic groups. With an annual death rate of 150,000 and with an annual cost to treat diabetes around $100 billion, diabetes is one of the deadliest and costliest diseases in the U.S.

Most of the morbidity and mortality of diabetes is due to the complications of diabetes. Improved blood glucose control, regular eye exams, and reduction in cholesterol and blood pressure are some of the practices that have been unequivocally shown to reduce complications and the heavy personal and financial toll of the disease. However, data collected from quality improvement projects conducted in both the fee-for-service and managed care settings indicate underutilization of these services.

The goal of the national Diabetes Quality Improvement Project (DQIP) is to create consensus around a single set of diabetes measures for performance reporting.

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DQIP Data Abstraction Tool Kit

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DQIP Background
General information about the DQIP project
DQIP 1.2 Specifications
Methodology to measure the quality of diabetes care
Abstraction Toolkit
Set of tools to measure quality of care
Compendium of Best Practices
Information on how to deliver the best care for diabetes
Quality Improvement Tools
Downloadable sample tools from other Quality Improvement Organizations
Related Sites
Other web sites with useful information

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Thirty organizations participate in DQIP.
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