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Open Access Commentary

Quality of care: assessment

Allam Appa Rao1 and Gumpeny Ramachandra Sridhar2*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Computer Sciences and Systems Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India

2 Endocrine and Diabetes Centre, Visakhapatnam, India

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Lipids in Health and Disease 2007, 6:12  doi:10.1186/1476-511X-6-12

Published: 19 April 2007

Abstract

To translate science into clinical practice we must first assess the quality of care that is being delivered. The resulting information about qualitative and quantitative parameters can then be assessed. Ultimately insights can be obtained into improving the quality of care in diabetes mellitus. The Diabetes Quality Improvement Programme in USA has shown such an exercise is feasible. A similar exercise in India is necessary to improve the quality of diabetes care.