Nearly two thirds of people with diabetes in England don’t receive all recommended care, audit finds

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 01 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2685
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    Care of people in England with diabetes continues to improve, the latest findings from a national audit show. But only 40% of people with the illness receive all the care that has been recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

    The fifth national audit of diabetes care in England, which was carried out by the NHS Information Centre in 2007-8, also shows that diabetic people are more likely to have complications if they live in certain parts of the country or are from a more socially deprived background.

    More than 5300 general practices contributed to the audit, resulting in data being collected on the care of 1.42 …

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