New AHRQ report on women at risk for diabetes is available
Research Activities, April 2011, No. 368
AHRQ has released a new report titled Women at High Risk for Diabetes: Access and Quality of Health Care, 2003-2006. Women account for nearly half of all cases of diabetes in this country, and projections indicate that that percentage will increase between 2010 and 2050. Yet, many studies do not stratify by sex, so it is difficult to determine the quality of care received by women with diabetes or who are at risk of developing the condition.
This report uses national datasets to provide information about the quality of care among women at high risk for being diagnosed with diabetes compared with women not at high risk. It presents measures in several areas, such as access to care, general well-being, and evidence-based diabetes-specific preventive care.
You can access the report at Women at High Risk for Diabetes: Access and Quality of Health Care, 2003-2006 .