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Table 1 Characteristics of practices and patients

From: Structured diabetes care leads to differences in organization of care in general practices: the healthcare professional and patient perspective

Practices Structured Care Care-As-Usual
N 31 11
   Single, n (%) 15 (48.4) 5 (45.5)
   Duo, n (%) 8 (25.8) 5 (45.5)
   Group, n (%) 8 (25.8) 1 (9.1)
Practice nurse employed in practice (%) 64.5 63.6
Patients per practitioner, mean (sd) 2161 (730) 1872.5 (603)
Diabetes patients per practitioner, mean (sd) 78 (37.3) 53.9 (30.3)
Patients treated by internist, mean % (sd) 11.0 (8.4) 11.2 (4.9)
Patients   
N 301 102
Age, years, mean (sd) 65.0 (11.2) 66.9 (9.0)
Male, % (N) 51.5 (155) 50.0 (51)
Duration of diabetes (years) 6.2* (6.3) 9.9* (8.2)
Insulin therapy, % (N) 10.5* (31) 38.2* (39)
Diabetes related complications   
   Cardiovascular % (N) 15.8* (42) 29.9* (26)
   Eye % (N) 19.4 (54) 19.3 (17)
   Foot % (N) 13.5 (37) 11.5 (10)
   Renal % (N) 4.5 (12) 3.5 (3)
   Neuropathic % (N) 5.2 (14) 4.5 (4)
Country of origin the Netherlands % (N) 95.7 (288) 95.1 (97)
  1. * p < 0.05, between Structured Care and care-as-usual group.
  2. Percentages may not add up to 100% due to missing data