Improving the quality of diabetes care in general practice

Prasuna Reddy, Dale Ford, James Dunbar

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)187-193
    Number of pages7
    JournalAustralian Journal of Rural Health
    Volume18
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010

    Keywords

    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Evidence-treatment gap

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