Area-wide diabetes care: The Lanarkshire experience with primary health care teams 1994-1997

T. Siann*, E. M. Duncan, F. Sullivan, D. Matthews, D. T. Cromie

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Abstract

In Lanarkshire (population 560 000) an area-wide diabetes database was introduced and process of care was measured. The number of patients with diabetes identified was 11 621 (prevalence = 2.08). In 1997 50% of the diabetic population were reviewed at least once during the year. Compared to those attending hospital clinics, GP patients were significantly older, female and less likely to be on insulin. During 1994-1997 hospital clinics improved the process of care in nearly all areas, but GP patients were much less likely to have any of the process measures carried out. Initiatives are underway to support general practices, and to improve co-ordination between GP and hospital services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S54-S57
JournalDiabetic Medicine
Volume15
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998

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