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Title: Selected aspects of quality of care received by the diabetes mellitus patients attending diabetic and medical clinics at National Hospital Sri Lanka
Authors: Wijesinghe, M.S.D.
Abeysena, C.
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka
Citation: Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 2010 ; 15(2): 12-17
Abstract: OBJECTIVES : To assess selected aspects of quali-ty of care received by diabetes mellitus patients attending diabetic and medical clinics at National Hospital Sri Lanka. METHODOLOGY: A hospital based descriptive cross sectional study was carried out in diabetic and medical clinics at National Hospital Sri Lanka. Data from a systematic sample of 512 patients collected. Main outcome measures were therapeutic and patient care procedures in terms of HbA I c level assessment, FBS and PPBS assessment, lipid level assessment, follow-up clinic visits, annual screening and prevention of complications in diabetic patients. RESULTS: HbAlc levels were ever done only in 3.7% (n=19). Out of the sample 45.9% (n=235) had a FBS value: ≤ 110 mg/dl. During the last year, 42.3% (n=69) lipid profiles were done in the medical clinics while 22.3% (n=78) lipid profiles were done in the diabetic clinic (p< 0.05). All annual screening indices were done in a higher proportion in the diabetic clinic than the medical clinics (p< 0.05). Out of the patients with BP ≥ 130/80 mmHg, 98% (n=146) in diabetic clinic and 91.7% (n=55) in medical clinics were on Aspirin (p< 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Minimum attention has been given to HbAlc levels compared to other investigations. Higher fasting blood sugar values, abnormal lipid profiles and poor annual screening indicators were the main factors identified.
URI: hhttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1967
ISSN: 1391-3174
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