Organization of a quality-assurance project in all Belgian multidisciplinary diabetes centres treating insulin-treated diabetes patients: 5 years' experience.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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AIMS: To describe the IQED, a quality-assurance system started in 2001 in Belgian hospital-based multidisciplinary diabetes centres, and its effects on the quality of care.METHODS: The study was conducted through four data collections (in 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2006). Approximately 120 diabetes centres provided data on a systematic random sample of 10% of their adult diabetic patients on at least two daily insulin injections. Data on patient characteristics, glycaemic control, cardiovascular risk, diabetes complications, follow-up procedures and treatment were obtained. Local quality promotio…

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