Utilization and outcomes of HbA1c testing: a population-based study

Woodward, Graham; van Walraven, Carl; Hux, Janet E.
January 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/31/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 3, p327
Academic Journal
The article discusses a medical study which examined the association between glycemic control through blood glucose monitoring and pharmacotherapy and the risk of microvascular complications in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The study's data were obtained from population-based administrative health databases in Ontario. Validated algorithm that combined diagnostic information from physician service claims and hospital discharge abstracts were used to identify people with diabetes mellitus.


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