Table 1.

Components of Guideline Adherence Scores

Processes of Care Any 3 of 5Treatment All RequiredOutcomes Evaluated Both as 2 of 3 and as All Required*
HgA1c = glycosylated hemoglobin, percentage of total hemoglobin; LDL = low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
* For outcome measures the most recent recorded value was used.
HgA1c assessed within last 6 months
 Urine microalbumin assessed within last 12 months
 Smoking status assessed within last 6 monthsHgA1c ≤8% or >8% and on hypoglycemic agentHgA1c <7%
LDL assessed within last 12 monthsLDL ≤100 mg/dL or >100 mg/dL and on lipid-lowering agentLDL ≤100 mg/dL
Blood pressure recorded at each of 3 previous visitsBlood pressure ≤130/85 mm Hg (systolic and diastolic) or >130/85 mm Hg (systolic or diastolic) and on antihypertensive medicationBlood pressure ≤130/85 mm Hg (systolic and diastolic)