Author Affiliations: Department of Metabolic Diseases and Nutrition (World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Diabetes Treatment and Prevention), Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany (Drs Berger and Mühlhauser), and the Unit for Health Science and Education, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (Dr Mühlhauser). Dr Berger is a member of the JAMA Editorial Board.
Edited by Ronna Henry Siegel, MD, Contributing Editor.
A major problem in contemporary diabetes mellitus care is the poor translation of
knowledge derived from clinical research into routine clinical
practice.1 To improve standards and outcomes of diabetes
care, efforts in the following areas appear crucial: diagnostic
procedures and therapeutic management must be evidence-based; patients
need to become more actively involved in their disease management; and
every center/geographic area needs to perform quality assessment based
on patient-oriented outcomes.
Berger M, Mühlhauser I. Diabetes Care and Patient-Oriented Outcomes. JAMA. 1999;281(18):1676-1678. doi:10.1001/jama.281.18.1676