Table 1

Components of Guideline Adherence Scores

Processes of Care ScoreaTreatment ScorebOutcomes Scorec
HbA1c assessed within last 6 monthsHbA1c ≤8%, or >8% and on hypoglycemic agentHbA1c <7%
Urine microalbumin assessed within last 12 months
Smoking status assessed within last 6 months
LDL-C assessed within last 12 monthsLDL-C ≤100 mg/dL, or >100 mg/dL and on lipid-lowering agentLDL-C ≤100 mg/dL
BP recorded at each of 3 previous visitsBP ≤130/85 mm Hg (systolic and diastolic), or >130/85 mm Hg (systolic or diastolic) and on antihypertensiveBP ≤130/85 mm Hg (systolic and diastolic)
  • BP=blood pressure; HbA1c = glycated hemoglobin, percentage of total hemoglobin; LDL-C = low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

  • a Any 3 of 5 required.

  • b All required.

  • c Evaluated both as 2 of 3 required and as all required. The most recent recorded value was used.