UNderstanding Infrastructure Transformation Effects on Diabetes (UNITED) uses multiple sources of rich, longitudinal data to discover causal links between primary care patient-centered medical home practice redesign and improvement in the delivery of optimal diabetes care and diabetes-related utilization.
The study evaluates changes across multiple organizational domains to determine which clinical services are most likely to improve the clinical outcomes of individuals with diabetes seen in a primary care practice.
- Caroline Carlin, PhD
- Jon Christianson, PhD, UMN Division of Health Policy and Management
- Lauren Crain, PhD, HealthPartners Institute
- Milton “Mickey” Eder, PhD, assistant professor, UMN Family Medicine and Community Health
- Sarah Gollust, PhD, associate professor, UMN School of Public Health
- Eric Lock, PhD, assistant professor, UMN Biostatistics
- Elizabeth “Betsy” Seaquist, MD, professor, UMN Family Medicine and Community Health
- Leif Solberg, MD, HealthPartners Institute
External Advisory Board Members
- Renee Kidney, PhD, MPH, Minnesota Department of Health
- Patrick O’Connor, MD, MPH, HealthPartners Institute
- Bonnie LaPlante, Minnesota Department of Health
- Kathleen Culhane-Pera, MD, MA, UMN Family Medicine and Community Health
This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Grant number: 5R18DK110732-02
- Solberg LI, Carlin C, Peterson KA, Eder M. Certification as a Medical Home: Does It Make a Difference in Diabetes Care? Annals of Family Medicine, to appear.
- Peterson KA, Carlin C, Solberg LI, Jacobsen R, Kriel T, Eder M. Redesigning Primary Care to Improve Diabetes Outcomes (The UNITED Study). Diabetes Care. 2019 Dec 27;. doi: 10.2337/dc19-1140. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31882407.
- Normington J, Lock E, Carlin C, Peterson K, Carlin B. A Bayesian Difference-in-Difference Framework for the Impact of Primary Care Redesign on Diabetes Outcomes. Stat Public Policy (Phila). 2019;6(1):55-66. doi: 10.1080/2330443X.2019.1626310. Epub 2019 Jul 18. PubMed PMID: 31435498; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6703166.
- Styles E, Kidney RSM, Carlin C, Peterson K. Diabetes Treatment, Control, and Hospitalization Among Adults Aged 18 to 44 in Minnesota, 2013-2015. Prev Chronic Dis. 2018 Nov 21;15:E142. doi: 10.5888/pcd15.180255. PubMed PMID: 30468422; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6266539.