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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1976 October; 26(171): 734–742.
PMCID: PMC2158287

An audit of the care of diabetics in a group practice


The diabetics in a general practice of 20,175 patients were identified during one year and 119 were found—a prevalence of 5·9 per thousand.

The age and sex distribution, method of treatment, criteria of diabetic control, complications, and present method of care were analysed from the medical records to examine the process of medical care of a chronic disease in general practice.

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