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Table 2 Components of care provided according to the healthcare professional

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

  Structured Care (31) Care-As-Usual (11) P-value
Yearly check performed by (%)    
   General practitioner 29.0 36.4 0.65
   Practice nurse 51.6 63.6 0.49
   Practice assistant 6.5 0 0.39
   Diabetes specialist nurse 3.2 0 0.55
   GP with PN/PA 9.7 0 0.28
Tri-monthly checks performed by (%)    
   General practitioner 16.1 9.1 0.57
   Practice nurse 61.6 63.6 0.89
   Practice assistant 22.6 27.3 0.75
Insulin treatments provided by (%)    
   Internist 6.5** 63.6** <0.001
   General practitioner 61.3 36.4 0.15
   Practice nurse 16.1 18.2 0.88
   Diabetes specialist nurse 67.7** 18.2** 0.005
Consultation between healthcare professionals (%)    
   General practitioner 100* 80.0* 0.02
   Practice nurse 71.4 70.0 0.93
   Practice assistant 46.4 40.0 0.73
   Diabetes specialist nurse 78.6** 30.0** 0.005
   Dietician 50.0* 10.0* 0.03
Estimated percentage of patients that received education    
   Diet % (sd) 86.7 (17.9) 83.5 (28.7) 0.91
   Exercise % (sd) 89.6 (16.0) 76.0 (29.5) 0.17
   Smoking behavior % (sd) 90.0 (11.4) 73.3 (44.2) 0.17
   Foot examination % (sd) 89.3 (17.0) 69.5 (38.3) 0.14
Education on diet, exercise, foot examination or smoking behavior.    
   by DSN (%) 35.0* 0.0* 0.04
   by GP (%) 61.3 81.8 0.24
   by PN/PA (%) 87.1 90.0 0.74
Diabetes passport, often or always used in practice (%) 78.6* 40.0* 0.05
  1. * p < 0.05, ** p <0.01, between Structured Care (SC) and care-as-usual (CAU) group.