Journal article

A comparison of diabetes clinics with different emphasis on routine care, complications assessment and shared care

NW Cheung, DK Yue, MA Kotowicz, PA Jones, JR Flack

DIABETIC MEDICINE | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical outcomes of patients attending diabetes clinics with different models of care. METHODS: Diabetes centres which participated in the Australian National Diabetes Information Audit and Benchmarking (ANDIAB) data collection were invited to nominate whether they provided (i) routine diabetes care only (model A), (ii) routine care and structured annual complications screening (model B) or (iii) annual review and complications screening in a system of shared care with general practitioners (model C). De-identified case data were extracted from ANDIAB and outcomes according to the three clinic models were compared. RESULTS: Data on 3052 patients from 18 diabetes centre..

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