UK Guidelines Quiz: New NICE Primary Care Indicators for Diabetes

Dr Rob Hicks

Disclosures

November 05, 2018

A number of the new indicators take into account a person’s frailty, and aim to reduce the risk of harm related to treatment, and in doing so improve a person’s quality of life. It is also hoped that the new indicators will help achieve better personalisation of care. For instance, this new indicator - the percentage of patients with diabetes with moderate or severe frailty, on the register, in whom the last IFCC-HbA1c is 75 mmol/mol or less in the preceding 12 months – NICE says allows for an individualised management approach that adjusts care according to an individual’s frailty status, and aims to reduce complications and improve quality of life for people with moderate or severe frailty.

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