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CDC seeks data on disease treatment

By Jaimy Lee
Posted: April 29, 2011 - 11:30 am ET

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to collect data this year about how physicians handle the treatment of chronic diseases, according to a notice in today's Federal Register.

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The CDC's proposed Web-based survey would gather information about how primary-care practices use evidence-based systems, such as a multidisciplinary team approach, in treating patients' chronic diseases. Data would also be collected about physicians' use of electronic-health record systems and the mechanisms in place for following up with patients.

The target populations for the National Survey of Primary Care Policies for Managing Patients with High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, or Diabetes would be non-federally run physician practices that have at least one family practitioner and at least one internist, according to the notice.

The CDC plans to have 900 physicians participate in the first round of data collection; a follow-up survey would be conducted two years later.

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