Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 1, P70-85 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0021 View full text
Sandy Cook, Melinda L. Drum, Anne C. Kirchhoff, Lei Jin, Jessica Levie, James F. Harrison, Susan A. Lippold, Cynthia T. Schaefer, Marshall H. Chin

Abstract: We explored 251 providers' (47% licensed practical nurses, 27% registered nurses, 10% physicians, 10% physician assistants, 6% other) perceptions of barriers to effective management of hypertension and hyperlipidemia from 72 Midwest community health centers (CHCs). Optimal care for these diseases is difficult in any setting; little is known about the specific barriers CHCs face. Community health centers often have a multidisciplinary team that participates in patient care. Current models of quality improvement…

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