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Younger diabetes patients receive poorer routine care than older ones, audit finds

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6018 (Published 03 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6018
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

People under 40 with diabetes receive fewer recommended routine health checks than older patients, and their treatment targets are less likely to be met, the latest audit of diabetes care in England and Wales has shown.

The National Diabetes Audit 2012-20131 reported on the care of more than two million people with diabetes, using data recorded in primary and secondary care from January 2012 to March 2013. Results showed that fewer people under 40 with diabetes received all of the recommended care …

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