Journal article

Associations between multimorbidity and glycaemia (HbA1c) in people with type 2 diabetes: cross-sectional study in Australian general practice

Jason Chiang, John Furler, Frances Mair, Bhautesh D Jani, Barbara Nicholl, Sharmala Thuraisingam, Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To explore the prevalence of multimorbidity as well as individual and combinations of long-term conditions (LTCs) in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) attending Australian general practice, using electronic health record (EHR) data. We also examine the association between multimorbidity condition count (total/concordant(T2D related)/discordant(unrelated)) and glycaemia (glycated haemoglobin, HbA1c). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Australian general practice. PARTICIPANTS: 69 718 people with T2D with a general practice encounter between 2013 and 2015 captured in the MedicineInsight database (EHR Data from 557 general practices and >3.8 million Australian patients). PRIMAR..

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Grants

Awarded by Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Family Medical Care Education and Research (FMCER)


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Family Medical Care Education and Research (FMCER) Grant 2017 (FMC17a 565484).