Physician incentives may not boost diabetes care

04/26/2012 | Reuters

Despite a physician incentive program in Canada that promotes routine exams for diabetes patients, only 37% of patients got the recommended number of blood glucose tests and only 59% had the recommended cholesterol tests between 2006 and 2008, according to a study in Diabetes Care. The lead researcher said some doctors may not have been aware of the incentive program or may not have thought it was worth the effort.

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