University HealthCare Alliance

October 02, 2019

Optum Insider | Screening and Documentation Tool for Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease, and Peripheral Arterial Disease

This month’s Optum Insider provides a Screening and Documentation Tool for Diabetes Mellitus (DM), Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), and Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD).

  • Some 30.3 million Americans have Diabetes Mellitus and another 84.1 million are Pre-Diabetic. 
  • 39.4% of people age 60 and older have CKD.  
  • Although more than half of patients with PAD in one study had leg symptoms, relatively few had classic claudication.  It is estimated that only 25% of afflicted individuals receive care.

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