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Diabetes care needs to focus more on ethnic inequalities, say experts

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 22 August 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1421
  1. Paul Dinsdale
  1. 1London

    More needs to be done to reduce inequalities in diabetes care among ethnic groups, say experts, after the government published a five year progress report on its national strategy for the disease.

    The report examines how well the NHS is performing against a range of standards set out in 2003 in the national service framework delivery strategy and pinpoints areas for improvement during the second half of the government’s 10 year strategy.

    Good progress has been made, it says, with more people being given a diagnosis earlier in the course of the disease. Around 2000 diagnoses have been …

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