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Letters Glycated haemoglobin below 7%

No to QOF target of less than 7%, again

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 23 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c985
  1. Richard Lehman, general practitioner1,
  2. Harlan M Krumholz, Harold H Hines Junior professor of medicine and epidemiology and public health2
  1. 1Hightown Surgery, Banbury OX16 9DB
  2. 2Section of Cardiovascular Medicine and Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Medicine, Section of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, PO Box 208088, New Haven, CT 06520-8088, USA
  1. edgar.lehman{at}

    A large observational study examining the effect of additional glucose lowering treatment in nearly 28 000 primary care patients with type 2 diabetes in the UK was published last month.1 2 A glycated haemoglobin concentration of 7.5% was associated with the lowest mortality. Concentrations below 7% were associated with a …

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