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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Effectiveness of Care: Diabetes

Percent of adults with diabetes who had a hemoglobin A1c measurement at least once in the past year.

Measure Source

National Alliance for Diabetes Quality Improvement, National Quality Forum, 2002.

National Table

1.15a Percent of adults age 18 and over with diabetes who reported having a hemoglobin A1c measurement at least once in past year, United States, 2000 and 2001.

National Data Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).

National Denominator

Adults, age 18 and over, with diabetes who answered the Diabetes Care Survey (DCS) question: During the survey year, "How many times did a doctor, nurse, or other health professional check for glycosylated hemoglobin or 'hemoglobin A-one-C'"? Nonresponses and "Don't Know" responses were excluded.

National Numerator

Adults with diabetes who had a hemoglobin A1c test at least once in the survey year.

State Table

1.15b Percent of adults age 18 and over with diabetes who had a hemoglobin A1c measurement at least once in past year, by State, 2001 and 2002.

State Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

State Denominator

Adults, age 18 and over, with diabetes.

State Numerator

Adults with diabetes who had a hemoglobin A1c test at least once in the survey year.

Comments

The national table reports data from the MEPS Diabetes Care Survey (DCS). See the MEPS entry in the Data Source section of this appendix for more information on the DCS.

Percents in State table are age adjusted.

This is also a Healthy People 2010 measure (5-12).

 

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