Full annual checks for diabetes are a postcode lottery, finds auditBMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4142 (Published 13 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4142
- Zosia Kmietowicz
The likelihood of diabetes patients having all nine essential checks that are recommended every year varies widely across England and Wales with a full battery of tests four times more common in some areas than in others, an audit has found.1
The National Diabetes Audit report on care processes shows that in 2010-11 more patients (54% in England and 60% in Wales) received the nine annual checks and services recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence than in 2009-10 (51% and 58% respectively).
However, 36 primary care trust areas in England …