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27 October 2009. Policy Briefs Workshop: Framing Options - Roundtable. EVIPNet Policy Briefs Workshop Santiago, Chile. Q1: What Are the Options? (ARG). Framing the options to improve diabetes management in Buenos Aires province

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27 october 2009

27 October 2009

Policy Briefs Workshop: Framing Options - Roundtable

EVIPNet Policy Briefs Workshop

Santiago, Chile


Q1 what are the options arg

Q1: What Are the Options? (ARG)

  • Framing the options to improve diabetes management in Buenos Aires province

    • Introduce a training program to improve diabetes management at the primary healthcare level (and improve clinical services in health centres and laboratories)

    • Strengthen the system of referrals among the three levels involved in diabetes management

      • Provide management training to those in leadership positions in each of the levels

      • Review and improve the entire process of referrals, including the allocation of staff to particular shifts, appointment scheduling, and how staff turn-over is handled

    • Strengthen the regional program and support integration with related national programs


Q1 what are the options mex

Q1: What Are the Options? (MEX)

  • Framing options to improve adherence to norms and guidelines for the management of diabetes

    • Change undergraduate medical curricula to provide the skills needed to find, assess and use guidelines in primary healthcare

    • Promote and support the use of diabetes guidelines by physicians starting their primary healthcare practice (and those already working in primary healthcare practices)

    • Introduce a financial incentive for adherence to high-priority (diabetes) guidelines


Q1 what are the options cor

Q1: What Are the Options? (COR)

  • Framing options to improve the quality of care provided to diabetics, esp. at the secondary level

    • Raise awareness among and train staff to support their adherence to diabetes norms and standards

    • Improve the third-party assessments systems to give greater attention to adherence to norms and standards, and support the use of existing financial incentives to make improvements in areas prioritized through the third-party assessments (and improve in-house assessments as well)

    • Support self-management by providing training to patients and their families and by improving community resources to support them


Q1 what are the options par

Q1: What Are the Options? (PAR)

  • Framing options to improve secondary prevention among diabetes, particularly among excluded groups

    • Communication campaigns targeted both at patients (respecting ethno-cultural and language differences) and at providers, with leadership from communication units in each of the 17 regions

    • Provide training at the local, regional and national levels to support self-management by patients and their families, the use of guidelines by healthcare providers (including health promoters), and the management of diabetes programs and services in line with nat’l norms

    • Introduce financial incentives to promote adherence to diabetes guidelines


Q1 what are the options fep

Q1: What Are the Options? (FEP)

  • Framing options to reduce risk factors for and complications from diabetes

    • Do nothing (status quo)

    • Support community health workers in improving their reach and impact (in providing programs and services that have been shown to be effective)

    • Increase use of mobile trailers to provide effective programs and services to hard-to-reach diabetics


Q1 what are the options bra

Q1: What Are the Options? (BRA)

  • Framing options to reduce neonatal mortality from gestational diabetes

    • Increase the participation of communities in supporting the widespread use of more effective programs and services for diagnosing and managing gestational diabetes

    • Supporting changes in the clinical management of gestational diabetes

    • Enhance the monitoring and evaluation of gestational diabetes


Other observations

Other Observations

  • Options can include one or many option elements

  • Status quo is always an option (whether it’s stated as an option or is the comparator against which other options are compared)


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