CARRS: Multicomponent Intervention Linked with Improvement in Quality of Life Indices

Multifaceted interventions can improve quality of life indices in type 2 diabetics, according to a new study. Researchers looking at what combinations of quality metrics worked well in a South Asian multicenter trial looking at various quality improvement interventions for patients with type 2 diabetes. The researchers used data from the CARRS trial to evaluate portions of participants achieving specific combinations of diabetes care targets, as well as those who achieved risk factor improvements. Participants in the intervention groups were twice as likely  to achieve improvements in key indices at 12 months versus usual care. “The intervention was associated with significantly higher achievement of and greater improvements in composite diabetes quality care goals,” the authors wrote. “However, among these higher-risk participants, very small proportions achieved the complete group of targets, which suggests that achievement of multiple quality-of-care goals is challenging and that other methods may be better in closing care gaps.”