Implementation of a glucose screening program based on diffusion of innovation theory methods

Ginger E. Nicol, Elaine H. Morrato, Mark C. Johnson, Elizabeth Campagna, Michael D. Yingling, Victor Pham, John W. Newcomer

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Abstract

There is public health interest in the identification and treatment of modifiable cardiometabolic risk factors among patients treated with antipsychotic medications. However, best-practice screening recommendations endorsed by multiple medical organizations have not translated into real-world clinical practice. Quality improvement strategies may help to address the gap between policy and implementation. This column describes the successful implementation of a best-practice glucose screening program in a large network of community mental health centers that was based on Six Sigma and diffusion of innovation theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-14
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatric Services
Volume62
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011

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    Nicol, G. E., Morrato, E. H., Johnson, M. C., Campagna, E., Yingling, M. D., Pham, V., & Newcomer, J. W. (2011). Implementation of a glucose screening program based on diffusion of innovation theory methods. Psychiatric Services, 62(1), 12-14. https://doi.org/10.1176/ps.62.1.pss6201_0012