International Journal of Family Medicine / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Care for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes in a Random Sample of Community Family Practices in Ontario, Canada

Table 1

Outcomes used.

Outcome descriptionCorrelates with CDA guideline number (1)

Primary outcome(1) Percentage of patients in which glycosylated haemoglobin (A1c) targets were reached (≤7.00)1

Secondary outcomes(1) Percentage of patients who reached the following glycemic targets; at least 4 A1c readings in a 1-year period and a mean fasting plasma glucose (FPG) within target of 4.0–7.0 mmol/L1
(2) Percentage of patients who were managed by lifestyle modification as documented in their chart and other descriptive information about glycemic management5
(3) Percentage of patients exercising regularly as documented in their chart and other descriptive information about diet and exercise4
(4) Prevalence of comorbidities (hypertension, dyslipidemia, retinopathy/neuropathy/nephropathy, cerebrovascular disease, coronary artery disease, and specialist consultations
(5) Percentage of patients reaching blood pressure targets3
(6) Percentage of patients who had lipids monitored2
(7) Percentage of patients who were prescribed aspirin and ACE inhibitor medication8 and 9
(8) Percentage of patients in whom there was documentation of smoking and alcohol consumption status6 and 7
(9) Percentage of patients in whom there was documentation of body mass index

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