Snoqualmie Valley Hospital selected for chronic disease study
June 13, 2012
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital is one of eight hospitals in the Puget Sound area selected to participate in a regional study in partnership with the University of Washington and Seattle/King County Public Health, according to a June 8 press release from the hospital. This study will examine the health of people living in King County, and will help officials better understand select chronic health conditions in our community.
The study “Monitoring Disparities in Chronic Conditions,” was developed by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.
The study will include questions in the areas of general health, symptoms related to specific conditions, diet, medications and history of medical treatments, according to the press release.
Residents electing to participate in this study will be helping provide data to King County health care providers for planning prevention programs, effectively targeting services and identifying and monitoring chronic diseases.
Individual participants will benefit by increased knowledge of their own general medical condition, learning more about potential underlying conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, and a better understanding of medications and utilization of medical services, according to the press release.
“By participating in this study, people in Snoqualmie Valley and throughout King County are creating the opportunity to improve the health of their own families, their neighbors and friends and family nationwide,” said Dr. Ali Mokdad, the head of IHME’s research team, in the press release.