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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Composite measure: Adults with diabetes who had at least 1 hemoglobin A1c measurement, a retinal eye examination, and a foot examination in the past year

Measure Source

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

Table

1.15 Percent of adults age 18 and over with diabetes who had at least one hemoglobin A1c test, a retinal eye examination, and a foot examination in the past year, United States, 2000 and 2002.

Data Source

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

Denominator

Adult U.S. population (18 years of age and older, civilian, noninstitutionalized) with diabetes who answered the Diabetes Care Survey (DCS) questions and had valid, non-missing responses to all 3 questions with regard to the components of the composite measure.

Numerator

Adult U.S. population (18 years of age and older, civilian, noninstitutionalized) with diabetes whose answers indicated they had at least 1 hemoglobin A1c measurement, a retinal eye examination, and a foot examination during the survey year.

Comments

Nonresponses and "Don't know" responses to the DCS questions were excluded from the analysis.

See entries for each of the 3 components of the composite measure for further details about the individual survey questions.

The component measures are also Healthy People 2010 measures (5-12, 5-13, and 5-14).

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