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Volume 2010, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • E-ISSN: 2227-0426

Abstract

With the ultimate goal of improving medical care for diabetes, a study of four Primary Healthcare Centers (PHC) surveyed the composition of PHC population, completeness of patient data, changes in biochemical variables two years before and after establishing specialized diabetic clinics. Patients with diabetes of less than four years duration were excluded from the study. Most (71.7%) of 403 patients with Type II diabetes were aged 40-59 years. Diabetes regulation (HbA1 C), lipid levels (total cholesterol), systolic blood pressure and creatinine improved significantly after inclusion in the specialized diabetic clinic demonstrating that the introduction of systematic care for diabetic patients was effective and lead to an improvement in the recorded process measures and outcome criteria.

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Keyword(s): Audit , Diabetes , family physicians , GP , PHC (Primary Healthcare Centers) , Qatar and specialized diabetic clinic
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