Self-management support is considered to be an essential part of diabetes care. However, the implementation of self-management support within healthcare settings has appeared to be challenging and there is increased interest in "real world" best practice examples to guide policy efforts. In order to explore how different approaches to diabetes care and differences in management structure influence the provision of SMS we selected two healthcare systems that have shown to be comparable in terms of budget, benefits and entitlements. We compared the extent of SMS provided and the self-management behaviors of people living with diabetes in Kaiser Permanente (KP) and the Danish Healthcare System (DHS).
B M C Health Services Research, 2012, Vol 12, Issue 1
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Delivery of Health Care; Denmark; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Female; Humans; Male; Managed Care Programs; Middle Aged; Questionnaires; Self Care; Social Support; Young Adult; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.