Letters Blood glucose in type 2 diabetes

New QOF glycaemia targets are achievable and evidence based

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1915 (Published 12 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1915
  1. Simon Griffin, assistant director1,
  2. Jonathan Graffy, senior clinical research associate2
  1. 1MRC Epidemiology Unit, Box 285, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 0QQ
  2. 2General Practice and Primary Care Research Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge
  1. simon.griffin{at}mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk

    Lehman and Krumholz suggest that the revised targets for glycated haemoglobin in the quality and outcomes framework (QOF) pose a risk to people with diabetes, many of whom will need insulin if 50% are to achieve values of 7.0% or less.1 Fortunately, glycaemic control is rather better than they realise: in …

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