Journal article

Mortality from diabetic renal disease: a hidden epidemic

Chalapati Rao, Timothy Adair, Chris Bain, Suhail AR Doi

European Journal of Public Health | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2012


BACKGROUND: Population-level mortality indicators can be useful outcome measures of diabetes care. Death registration systems serve as the main source of data for such measures. However, standard mortality indicators based on underlying causes do not adequately reflect the burden from diabetic renal disease. METHODS: This article presents findings from analysis of multiple causes of death available from death registration data for Australia and USA. Both countries use an automated system that applies prescribed rules to select and code the underlying cause for each registered death. Deaths with diabetes as underlying cause were grouped according to their diabetic complications as defined by ..

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