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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Diabetes (continued)

Management: Receipt of Three Recommended Diabetic Services

The NHQR tracks the national rates of the receipt of three recommended diabetes interventions, as well as a composite of the patients who received all three services.v

Figure 2.4. Adults age 18 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received HbA1c test, retinal exam, foot exam, and all three tests, 2000-2002

Figure 2.4. Adults age 18 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received HbA1c test, retinal exam, foot exam, and all three tests, 2000-2002. Select [D] Text Description for details.

[D] Select for Text Description.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2000-2002.

  • In all 3 years, about half of adults with diagnosed diabetes age 18 and over reported receiving all three recommended tests for comprehensive diabetes care (Figure 2.4).
  • The rate of receipt of HbA1c testing and annual retinal examination did not change significantly between 2000 and 2002.
  • From 2000 to 2002, the percentage of adults with diagnosed diabetes who reported having an annual foot examination increased from 66% to 72%. At this rate of change, the Nation will achieve the Healthy People 2010 target of 75% by the year 2010.

v In the 2004 NHQR, the composite measure for diabetes management included five recommended tests and reported a 32% rate for the receipt of all five tests. In the 2005 composite, two of these tests, flu vaccination and lipid profile, were omitted due to differences in the manner in which they were collected. For further details, see Chapter 1, Introduction and Methods.

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