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Table 3 Comparison of process-of-care indicators and outcomes 1 year after study end

From: Into the abyss: diabetes process of care indicators and outcomes of defaulters from a Canadian tertiary care multidisciplinary diabetes clinic

Variable Retained N = 51 Discharged N = 45 Defaulted N = 83 P-value
Mean A1c measurements received (sd) 1.92 (1.31) 1.58 (1.32) 1.37 (1.15) 0.055
Received A1C (%) 46 (90.2) 33 (73.3) 56 (67.5) 0.011
Received lipid profile (%) 46 (90.2) 35 (77.8) 54 (65.1) 0.004
Received eye exam (%) 41 (80.4) 27 (60.0) 44 (53.0) 0.006
Received Creatinine (%) 45 (88.2) 37 (82.2) 62 (74.7) 0.15
Mean visits to primary care (sd) 8 (7) 6.5 (5) 6.4 (6) 0.319
Received annual physical exam (%) 9 (17.6) 7 (15.6) 10 (12) 0.654
Proportion with an emergency room visit (%) 13 (25.5) 10 (22.2) 33 (39.8) 0.071
Proportion admitted to hospital (%) 9 (17.6) 6 (13.3) 18 (21.7) 0.501