The quality of care at Minnesota clinics for asthma, diabetes and heart disease treatment improved in 2004 but still varied, according to a report by MN Community Measurement, St. Paul, a not-for-profit founded by the Minnesota Medical Association and health plans in the state. The report used data from eight health plans to measure how frequently patients at 54 provider groups received immunizations, cancer screenings or care for chronic diseases that met standards set by the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, Bloomington, Minn. The providers represented more than 700 clinics in Minnesota and counties in adjacent states. Read the report. -- by Melanie Evans
Quality improves at Minn. clinics but still varies: report
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