Best practice for commissioning diabetes services: An integrated care framework – NHS – March 2013

Posted on March 27, 2013. Filed under: Diabetes | Tags: |

Best practice for commissioning diabetes services: An integrated care framework – NHS – March 2013

Executive summary

“Diabetes mellitus is a complex condition that has a profound impact on the quality of life of people living with the condition and on the health economy as a whole. From the time of diagnosis to the development of severe complications such as foot amputations, the person with diabetes receives input from a wide spectrum of health and social care professionals. When this care is delivered in a fragmented manner it results in duplication, inefficiency and, worst of all, a poorer health experience.

As people with diabetes become older, we need to ensure their lives are not blighted by a toxic and expensive combination of conflicting priorities, poly-pharmacy and avoidable complications.”

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