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Timings for HbA1c testing in people with diabetes are associated with incentive payments: an analysis of UK primary care data

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Aims Guidelines recommend testing HbA1c every 3–6 months in people with diabetes. In the United Kingdom (UK), primary care clinics are financially incentivized to monitor HbA1c at least annually and report proportions of patients meeting targets on 31 March. We explored the hypothesis that this reporting deadline may be associated with over‐frequent or delayed HbA1c testing. Methods This analysis used HbA1c results from 100 000 people with diabetes during 20... Expand abstract
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Peer reviewed
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10.1111/dme.13810

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
All Souls College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Diabetic Medicine Journal website
Volume:
36
Issue:
1
Pages:
36-43
Publication date:
2018-09-21
Acceptance date:
2018-08-09
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-5491
ISSN:
0742-3071
Pubs id:
pubs:896994
URN:
uri:aacdbf8e-2c52-442a-a8f5-276b84ad9568
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uuid:aacdbf8e-2c52-442a-a8f5-276b84ad9568
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pubs:896994

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