Attending the diabetes center is associated with increased 5-year survival probability of diabetic patients: the Verona Diabetes Study.

@article{Verlato1996AttendingTD,
  title={Attending the diabetes center is associated with increased 5-year survival probability of diabetic patients: the Verona Diabetes Study.},
  author={G Verlato and Michele Muggeo and Enzo Bonora and Maria Corbellini and Feres Bressan and Roberto de Marco},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={1996},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={211-3}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study is to compare the survival of patients attending diabetes centers with that of patients exclusively consulting family physicians. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The study was carried out in the frame of the Verona Diabetes Study, a population-based survey of known diabetes prevalence with a subsequent 5-year mortality follow-up. A cohort of 7,488 diabetic patients were identified on 31 December 1986 from three different sources: a drug consumption database… CONTINUE READING

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