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Trends in the performance of quality indicators for diabetes care in the community and in diabetes-related health status: an Israeli ecological study

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Title
Trends in the performance of quality indicators for diabetes care in the community and in diabetes-related health status: an Israeli ecological study
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Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13584-018-0206-3
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Ronit Calderon-Margalit, Michal Cohen-Dadi, Dana Opas, Dena H. Jaffe, Jacob Levine, Arie Ben-Yehuda, Ora Paltiel, Orly Manor

Abstract

Israel is one of the few countries that have a national program for quality assessment of community healthcare. We aimed to evaluate whether improved performance in diabetes care was associated with improved health of diabetic patients on a national level. We conducted a nationwide ecological study estimating improvements in diabetes-related quality indicators and health outcomes. We estimated both correlations between composite measures of diabetes-related quality indicators and selected outcomes, and assessed through a joinpoint analysis whether trends in selected outcomes changed 4 years after the inception of the national program. Between 2002 and 2010, the prevalence of diabetes in Israeli adults increased from 4.8% to 7.4%. During these years, an improvement was noticed in most quality indicators (from 53% to 75% for the composite score). Declines were noted in rates of blindness, diabetes-related end-stage kidney disease, lower limbs amputations and diabetes-related mortality. Significant accelerations in decline were noted for amputations in men and diabetes-related mortality in both Arab men and women 4 years after the inception of the national program. This study suggests that Israel's national program for quality indicators in diabetes care in the community has probably had a significant impact on the health status of the whole population and may have contributed to narrowing gaps in life expectancy between Israeli Jews and Arabs. Future studies based on individual-level data are needed to confirm these results.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 28 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 18%
Student > Master 4 14%
Student > Bachelor 3 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 7%
Other 2 7%
Other 6 21%
Unknown 6 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 14%
Psychology 2 7%
Unspecified 1 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 4%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 8 29%

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