Characteristics of organizational resources and supports for self management in primary care

Diabetes Educ. 2007 Jun;33 Suppl 6:185S-192S. doi: 10.1177/0145721707304171.

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this article is to describe components of organizational support for self-management in primary care and provide illustrations of each of these components from the Diabetes Initiative's Advancing Diabetes Self Management (ADSM) projects.

Methods: Elements of organizational resources and supports for diabetes self-management in primary care were developed from the experience of the ADSM projects and in collaboration with Diabetes Initiative staff and experts.

Results: Eight elements of organizational support for self-management were identified: (1) the establishment of patient care teams, (2) continuity of care, (3) coordination of referrals, (4) documentation of self-management support, (5) ongoing quality improvement, (6) patient input, (7) staff training and education, and (8) integration of self-management into primary care.

Conclusion: Establishing a comprehensive system of care for people with diabetes is enabled by an infrastructure of organizational resources and supports for self-management in primary care settings. These components of organizational support provide guidance for integrating diabetes self-management services into primary care settings.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Continuity of Patient Care
  • Depression / epidemiology
  • Depression / prevention & control
  • Diabetes Mellitus / psychology
  • Diabetes Mellitus / rehabilitation*
  • Humans
  • Patient Care Team
  • Patient Education as Topic*
  • Primary Health Care
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Self Care*