Enhanced diabetes service effective in preventing hospital admissions
Enhanced services provided by GP surgeries are just as effective as specialist services at keeping people with type 2 diabetes out of hospital, say researchers in Leicester.
The study compared eight surgeries in Leicester that offered a newer enhanced primary care diabetes service, with eight core practices served by intermediate specialist-community care diabetes services.
Since 1996, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK has more than doubled from 1.4 million to almost 3.5 million.
Source: Diabetes UK
Data was available for 8,366 adult patients with type 2 diabetes. Of these, 6,054 (72.4%) were registered in the eight enhanced practices and 2,312 (27.6%) were registered with the eight matched core practices.
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