Health and wellbeing boards lack focus on diabetes care

June 7, 2013

Source: OnMedica

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Date of publication: May 2013

Publication Type: Report

In a nutshell: New health and wellbeing boards are not recognising the need to improve management of diabetes and not enough priority is given to preventing Type 2 diabetes.

Length of publication: 1 web page


Barriers and facilitators to evidence based care of type 2 diabetes patients: experiences of general practitioners participating to a quality improvement program

October 7, 2009

Source: Implementation Science, 2009, 4:41

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Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article describes a small scale qualitative research project undertaken with Belgian GPs to acquire a better understanding of the barriers to high-quality diabetes care and into the mechanisms of change brought about by an 18-month quality improvement program (QIP). The QIP was implemented to promote compliance with international guidelines and included interventions such as the introduction of an Interdisciplinary Diabetes Care Team.

Acknowledgement: CINAHL


Predictors and effectiveness of diabetes self-management education in clinical practice

June 7, 2009

Title:  Predictors and effectiveness of diabetes self-management education in clinical practice

Source:   Patient Education & Counseling; 74 (1) p.19-22

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Date of publication:   01 January 2009

Publication type:  Research

In a nutshell:  This research project determines the predictors of attendance at a diabetes education center (DEC) for self management education and compares quality of care indicators for attendees and non attendees. A questionnaire was completed by 781 adults with diabetes in Ontario Canada and the findings highlighted the demographic that attended DECs (indicating inequalities of access) and the influence diabetes education has on quality of care.  Those receiving regular primary care were more likely to attend and those attending were more likely to access retinal screening.

Length of publication:  3 pages

Some important notes:  Please contact your local NHS library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement Cinahl