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Monitoring diabetes in patients with and without rheumatoid arthritis: a Medicare study

Christie M Bartels1*, Jessica M Saucier2, Carolyn T Thorpe34, Amy JH Kind56, Nancy Pandhi78, Karen E Hansen1 and Maureen A Smith789

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Medicine, Rheumatology Section, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 600 N. Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53792, USA

2 Departments of Medicine and Dermatology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 600 N. Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53792, USA

3 Health Services Research and Development, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA

4 Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh, 1140 Salk Hall, 3501 Terrace St., Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA

5 Department of Medicine, Geriatrics Division, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 600 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53792, USA

6 William S. Middleton Hospital, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, United States Department of Veterans Affairs, 2500 Overlook Terrace, Madison, WI 53705, USA

7 Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 1100 Delaplaine Ct., Madison, WI 53715, USA

8 Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 707 WARF Building, 610 North Walnut St., Madison, WI 53726, USA

9 Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 600 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53792, USA

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Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012, 14:R166  doi:10.1186/ar3915

Published: 18 July 2012

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Multivariate adjusted risk ratios for diabetes testing by additional covariates (N = 256,331). Multivariate adjusted risk ratios for diabetes testing by additional covariates, including age, sex, race/ethnicity, baseline comorbidities, HCC quartile, hospitalization, orthopedic surgery, annual PCP visits and lowest total provider quartile.

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