ANDIAB2 2010: Quality Assurance of Patient Practices and Diabetes Centre Care

Health Professional Attendance Data

Page last updated: 16 May 2012

Information was sought about Health Professional [HP] Attendance in the last 12 months, and the findings are summarized in Table 11 [again with results in an adjacent column being the % of those who responded Yes or No]. Relatively few had seen a Psychologist, Social Worker or Exercise Physiologist, with almost 70% having seen a Specialist and/or a Diabetes Educator, and just over half had seen a Dietitian and / or a Podiatrist. Looking more closely at ‘Attended Ophthalmologist or Optometrist’, 30.6% had seen both, 26.7% an Optometrist only and 18.7% an Ophthalmologist only. Thus 76.0% had seen either an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist or both

[data not shown in Table].

Table 11 HP attendance

2005 n = 1405

Category
N
%
% (Exc
Missing)
Total
Attended Diabetes Specialist
883
62.8%
63.4%
1393
Attended Dentist
Not Collected in 2005
Attended Dietitian
688
49.0%
49.4%
1393
Attended Educator
968
68.9%
69.5%
1392
Attended Exercise Physiologist
Not Collected in 2005
Attended Ophthalmologist
Not Collected in 2005
Attended Optometrist
Not Collected in 2005
Attended Podiatrist
574
40.9%
41.1%
1398
Attended Psychologist
107
7.6%
7.7%
1395
Attended Social Work
95
6.8%
6.9%
1385
Attended 0 (excluding Specialist)
241
17.2%
1405
Attended 1 (excluding Specialist)
312
22.2%
Attended 2 (excluding Specialist)
509
36.2%
Attended 3 (excluding Specialist)
276
19.6%
Attended 4 (excluding Specialist)
61
4.3%
Attended 5 (excluding Specialist)
6
0.4%
Attended 6 (excluding Specialist)
N/A
N/A
Attended 7 (excluding Specialist)
N/A
N/A
Attended 8 (excluding Specialist)
N/A
N/A
Attended 9 (excluding Specialist)
N/A
N/A
Table 11 HP attendance continued...

2010 n = 2131

Category
N
%
% (Exc
Missing)
Total
Attended Diabetes Specialist
1452
68.1%
69.9%
2077
Attended Dentist
929
43.6%
45.2%
2056
Attended Dietitian
1052
49.4%
51.1%
2059
Attended Educator
1442
67.7%
69.6%
2071
Attended Exercise Physiologist
118
5.5%
5.8%
2051
Attended Ophthalmologist
1050
49.3%
50.9%
2061
Attended Optometrist
1220
57.3%
59.2%
2061
Attended Podiatrist
1023
48.0%
49.2%
2079
Attended Psychologist
206
9.7%
10.0%
2059
Attended Social Work
140
6.6%
6.9%
2039
Attended 0 (excluding Specialist)
90
4.2%
2131
Attended 1 (excluding Specialist)
191
9.0%
Attended 2 (excluding Specialist)
387
18.2%
Attended 3 (excluding Specialist)
467
21.9%
Attended 4 (excluding Specialist)
435
20.4%
Attended 5 (excluding Specialist)
346
16.2%
Attended 6 (excluding Specialist)
169
7.9%
Attended 7 (excluding Specialist)
39
1.8%
Attended 8 (excluding Specialist)
6
0.3%
Attended 9 (excluding Specialist)
1
0.05%
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