Improving the quality of diabetes care in general practice

Reddy, Prasuna, Ford, Dale and Dunbar, James A.. 2010, Improving the quality of diabetes care in general practice, Australian journal of rural health, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 187-193.

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Title Improving the quality of diabetes care in general practice
Author(s) Reddy, Prasuna
Ford, Dale
Dunbar, James A..
Journal name Australian journal of rural health
Volume number 18
Issue number 5
Start page 187
End page 193
Total pages 7
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Richmond, Vic.
Publication date 2010-10-06
ISSN 1038-5282
1440-1584
Keyword(s) diabetes
depression
evidence– treatment gap
Summary Objective: The evidence treatment gap for patients with type 2 diabetes.
Design: A summary of convenience sample of seven general practices.
Setting: Metropolitan and rural Victoria, Australia.
Participants: 561 patients of general practices (75% from rural general practices).
Main outcome measures: Demographic data, duration of diabetes, diabetes complications, HbA1c and lipid levels, blood pressure and score on PHQ-9.
Results: Patients with depression show more severe, progressive and intensively treated diabetes. The prevalence of depression in diabetes is about twice that of the general population.
Conclusion: Australian guidelines for diabetes should recommend screening for depression.
Language eng
Field of Research 111717 Primary Health Care
Socio Economic Objective 920104 Diabetes
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, National Rural Health Alliance Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30030423

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