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Diabetes care failing

23rd May 2012

A National Audit Office analysis has suggested that standards for diabetes care are still not being met in England more than a decade after they were set.

In 2001 the Department of Health recommended that patients should receive nine basic services, including cholesterol and blood pressure monitoring, eye screening and foot examinations but although there have been improvements in service, the NAO has found that just half of patients were getting the checks and that better management of patients could save money and lives.

 

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