Standard of care for type 2 diabetic patients in a public hospital general medical clinic: report of a self-audit.

@article{Tan2008StandardOC,
  title={Standard of care for type 2 diabetic patients in a public hospital general medical clinic: report of a self-audit.},
  author={Florence Hui Sieng Tan and Grace Chan and Jin Shyan Wong and Francine Rozario},
  journal={The Medical journal of Malaysia},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={224-8}
}
We audited the standard of care provided to 200 consecutive type 2 diabetic patients attending our hospital general medical clinic. Data on diabetes related processes and outcome measures were collected. Annual testing rates (blood pressure 100%, fasting lipid profile 91.8%, HbA1c 69%) were higher compared to complications screening rates (Eye 69%, albuminuria 51%, foot 22.4%). Lifestyle intervention was lacking with BMI documented in 38.3% of patients and smoking history in 46%. Fifty percent… CONTINUE READING

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