Diana Sanderson

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AIMS To determine the cost-effectiveness of a structured treatment and teaching programme (STTP) combining dietary freedom with insulin adjustment for Type 1 diabetes. METHODS Incremental cost-effectiveness analysis based on effectiveness data from three RCTs in Germany, Austria, and Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating (DAFNE) in the UK, to model the(More)
BACKGROUND Intermediate care (IC) services have been widely introduced in England and have the strategic objectives of reducing hospital and long-term care use. There is uncertainty about the clinical outcomes of these services and whether their strategic aims will be realised. SETTING A metropolitan city in northern England. DESIGN A quasi-experimental(More)
BACKGROUND Learning disability (LD) is a serious and lifelong condition characterised by the impairment of cognitive and adaptive skills. Some cases of LD with unidentified causes may be linked to genetic factors. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) techniques are new approaches to genetic testing that are expected to increase diagnostic yield. OBJECTIVES(More)
This paper describes recent reforms of quality assurance (QA) for the education of nurses, midwives and health visitors and reports qualitative findings from a study of how they are working out in practice. This study reported whether the stakeholders consider the system to be adequate for the principal aim of public protection. Using a postal survey and(More)
AIM To evaluate the quality assurance model for nursing education in the United Kingdom (UK) for the first nine months after the inception in 2002 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). METHOD A specially designed questionnaire was administered to representatives of higher education institutions where nurse education took place and representatives of(More)
Evaluation of six pilot schemes using specialist GPs to provide ENT services in the community suggests these innovations are popular with patients and have the potential to reduce waiting times. Waiting times in one area, where a specialist GP had been in post for three years, were down to 24 days. The schemes need champions in primary and secondary care(More)
This paper describes the first part of a two-stage research project designed to investigate the clinical and service outcomes of a comprehensive intermediate care service. It is a baseline study of patients presenting to two elderly care departments as emergencies with the clinical syndromes of falls, incontinence, confusion or poor mobility before the(More)
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