November 1st, 2015

Podcast 188: Should “deintensification” be a quality-of-care measure?

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The ACCORD trial found dangers in too-strict control of blood pressure and glucose in diabetes. Our guest has just published a study in JAMA Internal Medicine measuring the scope of the problem. Using Veterans Affairs data, his group found that “deintensification” of therapy after targets were met or exceeded was disappointingly rare.

JAMA Internal Medicine study (free abstract)

Physician’s First Watch summary (free)

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