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

F Tan, G Chan, J S Wong, F Rozario
2008 The Medical journal of Malaysia  
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
more » ... 46%. Fifty percent and 41% of patients with HbA1c > 7.5% were referred to diabetes educator and dietitian respectively. For outcome measures, 26% of patients achieved HbA1c < or = 7%, 33% achieved BP < or = 130/80 while 56% achieved LDL < or = 2.6 mmol/L. Aspirin was prescribed in 78% and ACE inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker in 91.8% of patients. Lifestyle intervention and complication screening are the two major areas of deficiencies in the care of type 2 diabetic patients in our hospital general medical clinic.
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