How doctors choose medications to treat type 2 diabetes: a national survey of specialists and academic generalists.

Grant, Richard W; Wexler, Deborah J; Watson, Alice J; Lester, William T; Cagliero, Enrico; Campbell, Eric G; Nathan, David M
Diabetes care; 2007 Jun;30(6):1448-53. PMID: 17337497
General Medicine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.


Glycemic control remains suboptimal despite the wide range of available medications. More effective medication prescription might result in better control. However, the process by which physicians choose glucose-lowering medicines is poorly understood. We sought to study the means by which physicians choose medications for type 2 diabetic patients.