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P49 - Diabetes Screening Alignment

Standardizing guidelines could save money, reduce risk and harm, and provide simpler means to measure outcomes. It takes effort for providers to agree on a standard. Literature review, collaboration, and persistent nurses informed Providence women's clinics to agree on one test despite no conclusive recommendation on which gestational diabetes screening method is best (Caughey, A. & Turrentine M., 2108). Though it took 8 years, clinicians worked hard to agree on a measure that would save time and money.

1. Caughey, A., & Turrentine, M. Acog practice bulletin: Clinical management guidelines for obstetrician-gynecologists. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 131(2).