Monitoring change in diabetes care using diabetes registers

Georgiou, A., Burns, J., McKenzie, S., Penn, D., Flack, J. and Harris, M. F. (2006) Monitoring change in diabetes care using diabetes registers. Australian family physician, 35 1/2: 77-80.


Author Georgiou, A.
Burns, J.
McKenzie, S.
Penn, D.
Flack, J.
Harris, M. F.
Title Monitoring change in diabetes care using diabetes registers
Journal name Australian family physician   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-8495
Publication date 2006-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 35
Issue 1/2
Start page 77
End page 80
Total pages 4
Place of publication Sydney
Publisher Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Language eng
Subject 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Abstract BACKGROUND: The quality of care for patients with type 2 diabetes has been the subject of a number of government initiatives over the past decade. General practice has an especially important role in diabetes care. METHODS: The National Integrated Diabetes Program was introduced in 2001. Changes in the frequency of assessment and the physiological markers of diabetic control were assessed in a cohort of 2731 patients with type 2 diabetes from 16 general practice diabetes registers during 2000-2002. RESULTS: Frequency of assessment was better in patients living in low socioeconomic postcodes but did not change significantly over the 3 years. There were improvements in intermediate outcomes (HbA1c, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, lipid levels) over the period. DISCUSSION: These data provide a benchmark for improvement in the quality of diabetes care in general practice
Keyword Diabetes Mellitus
Type 2
prevention and control
Physician's Practice Patterns
statistics and numerical data
Quality of Health Care
trends
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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