Sustaining better diabetes care in remote indigenous Australian communities.

@article{McDermott2003SustainingBD,
  title={Sustaining better diabetes care in remote indigenous Australian communities.},
  author={Robyn Anne McDermott and Fiona Tulip and Anil Sinha},
  journal={Quality & safety in health care},
  year={2003},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={
          295-8
        }
}
PROBLEM Inhabitants of Torres Strait Islands have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Australia and many preventable complications. In 1999, a one year randomised cluster trial showed improved diabetes care processes and reduced admissions to hospital when local indigenous health workers used registers, recall and reminder systems, and basic diabetes care plans, supported by a specialist outreach service. This study looked at whether those improvements were sustained two years after the end… CONTINUE READING

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