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Diabetes: All-or-None Outcome Measure (Optimal Control)  This is a measure developed by the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ).

The results below represent 216,473 patients with Diabetes.

The All-Or-None method is a more complete way of reporting the diabetes measure and has five goals. All five goals must be reached by each patient in order to meet the measure. For more information about how this method is different from reporting individual measures please click: Read More About This Measure

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Diabetes All-or-None Measures

The Diabetes All-or-None Measures are two separate measures, one for process (optimal testing) and one for outcomes (optimal results). This measure contains five goals. All five goals within the measure must be reached in order to meet that measure. The numerator of each all-or-none measure is collected from the organization's total diabetes denominator.

Using the diabetes denominator optimal results includes:

  • Most recent A1C test result is less than 8.0% -- And
  • Most recent blood pressure measurement is less than 140/90 mm Hg -- And
  • Tobacco Non-User -- And
  • Daily Aspirin or Other Antiplatelet for Diabetes Patients with Ischemic Vascular Disease Unless Contraindicated -- And
  • Statin Use for patients ages 40 through 75 or patients with IVD of any age

Why use an All-or-None method?
This method was chosen because of the benefits it provides to both the patient and the practitioner. First, this methodology more closely reflects the interests and likely desires of the patient. With the data collected in two scores (optimal testing and optimal results), patients can easily look and see how their provider group is performing on these criteria rather than trying to make sense of multiple scores on individual measures. Second, this method represents a systems perspective emphasizing the importance of optimal care through a patient's entire healthcare experience. Third, this method gives a more sensitive scale for improvement. For those organizations scoring high marks on individual measures, the All-or-None measure will give room for benchmarks and additional improvements to be made.

Nolan T, Berwick DM. All-or-none measurement raises the bar on performance. JAMA. 2006 Mar 8;295(10):1168-70.

Disclaimer: Measures reported by WCHQ healthcare organizations represent a specific aspect of care in relation to an evidence-based standard, but are not clinical guidelines and do not establish standards of care.