Detroit Report on Quality Shows Improvement in the Delivery of Care.

02 Sep 2011

In 2008, the Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC) launched its online physician organization performance public report, now available at A preliminary review of GDAHC’s “Round Four” performance data shows improvements in the four years measured for almost all of the reported measures. Specific improvements include:

  • All five diabetes measures improved over time, particularly:
    • Cholesterol medication use for patients with diabetes, which improved by more than 12 percentage points
    • Cholesterol testing and control in patients with diabetes, which improved by 5.2 and 7.9 percentage points, respectively
  • Well Child Visits for 3 to 6 year olds increased 8.4 percentage points
  • Colorectal cancer screening improved by almost 11 percentage points
  • Cholesterol medication use in patients with heart disease improved by more than 7 percentage points.
  • Use of generic (non-brand) medications improved by almost 13 percentage points