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Table 3 Comparison of medical quality indices between 2004–2005 (%).

From: An intervention program to reduce the number of hospitalizations of elderly patients in a primary care clinic

  2004 2005 Difference
Diabetics – eye examination 72.7 77.5 4.8
Diabetics – HbA1C measured 90.2 89.8 --0.4
Diabetics – HbA1C ≤ 7 41.8 54.2 12.4
Diabetics – HbA1C moderately elevated 44.2 37.5 --6.7
Diabetics – HbA1C ≥ 9 13.9 8.3 --5.6
Diabetics – LDL measured 87.4 87.2 --0.2
Diabetics – LDL ≤ 100 55.6 50.3 --5.3
Diabetics – LDL moderately elevated 27.5 31.9 4.4
Diabetics – LDL > 130 16.9 17.8 0.9
Microalbumin measured 75.4 81.3 5.9
Microalbumin treated regularly 76.5 72.0 --4.5
Medication for dyslipidemia 44.4 39.4 --5.0