Landmark Diabetes Care Study by BMJ Publishing Group and United Health Foundation to Be Distributed to 500,000 Physicians Nationwide

  • New, Evidence-based Literature Review Provides ValuableInformation Regarding Outpatient Treatment

DENVER--()--BMJ Publishing Group (BMJ), a respected global leader in medical publishing, and United Health Foundation, a nonprofit private foundation established by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), are distributing a new, comprehensive review of currently available medical evidence for diagnosis and treatment of diabetes.

The study, titled Putting Evidence into Practice: Outpatient management of type 2 diabetes mellitus, is being distributed to more than half a million physicians nationwide.

According to Dr. Fiona Godlee, editor of the BMJ (British Medical Journal): The BMJ has conducted an exhaustive review of the worlds literature on diabetes care, and we look forward to bringing our expertise to Americas clinicians. We know from our experience in working with physicians around the world that they are able to apply the best science to enhance their clinical practice.

Statistics by the American Diabetes Association show that approximately 20.8 million American children and adults about seven percent of the population have diabetes, and incidence of the disease is rising. According to Dr. Godlee, Putting Evidence into Practice contains up-to-the-minute information on what types of treatments work and what dont.

The medical community recognizes that a significant number of diabetics are not getting care that is consistent with available scientific evidence and that uncertainties exist about the effectiveness of various diabetes treatments, said Reed Tuckson, M.D., senior vice president of United Health Foundation.

To address these uncertainties, United Health Foundation commissioned BMJ Publishing Group to summarize the latest in evidence-based clinical care that can help doctors better incorporate better diabetes diagnosis and treatment into their everyday practice. United Health Foundation and BMJ Publishing Group look forward to helping clinicians apply the best science to enhance their practice and thereby improve the quality of life for diabetics nationwide.

For the past seven years, United Health Foundation has distributed BMJ Publishing Groups Clinical Evidence to physicians in the United States. BMJ Clinical Evidence is the internationally respected source of evidence-based information on the effectiveness of clinical interventions.

BMJ Publishing Group is delighted to be working with the United Health Foundation to promote the dissemination of practical, evidence-based medical information to American physicians, said Stella Dutton, CEO of BMJ Publishing Group. We sincerely appreciate United Health Foundations efforts in providing educational funding to advance evidence-based medicine in clinical practice.

About United Health Foundation

United Health Foundation is an independent not-for-profit foundation solely funded by UnitedHealth Group. The Foundation provides information to physicians and other health professionals, individuals and communities to support health and medical decisions that lead to better health outcomes and healthier communities. For further information, please visit www.unitedhealthfoundation.org.

About BMJ Publishing Group

BMJ Publishing Group (www.bmjpg.com) is one of the world leaders in medical publishing. The Group publishes the BMJ, leading journals covering major medical specialties, Clinical Evidence and several other evidence-based resources. The mission of the Group is to publish intellectually sound material that will serve the needs of doctors, members, other health professionals, the scientific community, and the public.

Contacts

BMJ Publishing Group
Trish Joyce, 303-771-5159
tjoyce@bmjgroup.com
or
GCC, Inc.
George Cohen, 617-325-0011
george@gccpr.com

Contacts

BMJ Publishing Group
Trish Joyce, 303-771-5159
tjoyce@bmjgroup.com
or
GCC, Inc.
George Cohen, 617-325-0011
george@gccpr.com