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Translation Research Project (TRIAD)
Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) is a 5-year, 6-center prospective study of managed care and diabetes quality of care, costs, and outcomes in the United States. In its third year, TRIAD is an important study because it is the first and largest multicenter study of diabetes quality of care, quality of life, and factors affecting them. TRIAD is currently developing plans to carry out a detailed assessment of socioeconomic status and how it relates to quality of care and health status with diabetes.
TRIAD's overall goal is to examine the influence of managed care structure on processes and outcomes of diabetes care. This study will
The study is being conducted at the following sites:
The project's technical and administrative coordination are conducted across five of the sites (New Jersey, Kaiser, Michigan, UCLA, Indiana) with assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
TRIAD will use a prospective survey design consisting of a baseline survey and follow-up after 24 months of 10 health plans and 45 provider groups, and up to 9,500 members with diabetes, including many from racial and ethnic minority groups. Information will be obtained from patient surveys using a computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI), medical record review, and compilation of administrative data. The structure and organization of diabetes care will be assessed using standardized interviews of health plan and provider group representatives. These sources will provide descriptive data about structural and health system factors relevant to diabetes care in managed care organizations (MCO) settings, quality of care, patient satisfaction, and health status outcomes.
The follow-up survey will be conducted among the same cohort of members, health plans, and provider groups beginning in fiscal year 2003. It is designed to
The Veterans Administration (VA) is conducting a parallel study with the use of the TRIAD research protocol. The VA Study will survey 2,500 people from six VA facilities and carry out a provider group/plan survey throughout the VA system. The VA has established a system that would ensure communication and coordination between the VA Study and the TRIAD Study, and VA officials are on the TRIAD Steering Committee.
technical and administrative coordination are conducted at the sites in
New Jersey, Kaiser, Michigan, and CDC. The study is being conducted at
Pacific Health Research Institute Hawaii; University of California
LA; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Kaiser
Foundation Research Institute, Oakland, CA; Indiana University School
of Medicine; and Regents of the University of Michigan.
information, call toll-free 1-800-CDC-INFO
Page last reviewed: September 30, 2008
Page last modified: December 12, 2005
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Division of Diabetes Translation