Table 1—

Comparison of diabetes processes and outcomes from 1998 to 1999

Processes and outcomes19981999OR/Differences (95% CI)P
Matched patients* (n = 969)
 One HbA1c measurement80902.10 (1.58–2.80)<0.001
 Two HbA1c measurements, at least 3 months apart37542.04 (1.47–2.85)<0.001
 Eye exam referral36471.57 (1.08–2.28)0.02
 Dietary counseling/referral to nutritionist51571.28 (0.95–1.74)0.10
 Foot exam/referral to podiatrist40642.68 (1.77–4.05)<0.001
 Dental referral7.2182.92 (1.71–4.96)0.001
 Lipid assessment55661.58 (1.11–2.25)0.02
 Urine microalbumin assessment13252.33 (1.44–3.77)0.001
 HbA1c value (%)8.518.32−0.19 (−0.41 to 0.03)0.09
All patients (n = 1,628)
 One HbA1c measurement80902.43 (1.80–3.30)<0.001
 Two HbA1c measurements, at least 3 months apart38541.90 (1.43–2.54)<0.001
 Eye exam referral36471.55 (1.08–2.23)0.02
 Dietary counseling/referral to nutritionist49581.42 (1.03–1.96)0.04
 Foot exam/referral to podiatrist40642.70 (1.84–3.94)<0.001
 Dental referral6.7172.94 (1.87–4.64)<0.001
 Lipid assessment55671.62 (1.18–2.23)0.005
 Urine microalbumin assessment12252.47 (1.50–4.06)0.001
 HbA1c value (%)8.528.40−0.12 (−0.36 to 0.11)0.30
  • Data are % unless otherwise indicated.

  • *

    * Patients present in both 1998 and 1999 chart reviews;

  • all patients with available chart reviews.