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GooD4Mum: A general practice-based quality improvement collaborative for diabetes prevention in women with previous gestational diabetes

SL O'Reilly, JA Dunbar, JD Best, V Versace, D Ford, A Young, S Shih, R Bills, W Shepherdley, ED Janus, Rob Carter, Jeremy Oats, Timothy Skinner, Micheal Ackland, Paddy Phillips, Alison Nankervis, Greg Johnson, John Catford, Bill Jeffries, John Rasa Show all

PRIMARY CARE DIABETES | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIMS: Gestational diabetes (GDM) and Type 2 diabetes pose tremendous health and economic burdens as worldwide incidence increases. Primary care-based systematic diabetes screening and prevention programs could be effective in women with previous GDM. GooD4Mum aimed to determine whether a Quality Improvement Collaborative (QIC) would improve postpartum diabetes screening and prevention planning in women with previous GDM in general practice. METHODS: Fifteen general practices within Victoria (Australia) participated in a 12-month QIC, consisting of baseline and four quarterly audits, guideline-led workshops and Plan-Do-Study-Act feedback cycles after each audit. The primary outcome measures w..

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