Quality of Health Care, 2004-2005
Almost half of the people with diabetes in this country are women, and projections indicate that women will account for most cases between 2010 and 2050. Yet, many reports do not stratify by sex, so it is difficult to determine the quality of care that women with, or are at risk of, diabetes receive. This report uses national data sets to show gaps in knowledge about quality of care among women with diagnosed diabetes. It presents measures in several areas, such as access to care, general well-being, and evidence-based diabetes-specific preventive care.
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Access to Care
Introduction and Methods
Demographic and Socioeconomic Characteristics of Women
Size and Growth
Access to Care
Usual Source of Care
Usual Primary Care Provider
Emergency Room Visits
General Health and Well-Being
Diabetes-Specific Preventive Care
Measurement of Hemoglobin A1c
Annual Dilated Eye Examination
Annual Foot Examination
Cardiovascular Disease-Specific Preventive Care
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Screening for Breast Cancer
Screening for Cervical Cancer
Appendix A: References
Appendix B: List of Tables
Appendix C: List of Abbreviations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Julie L. Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H., Director
Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., Director of the Coordinating Center for Health Promotion
Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)
Ann Albright, Ph.D., R.D., Director of the Division of Diabetes Translation
Gloria L.A. Beckles, M.D., M.Sc., Medical Epidemiologist
Quanza S. Brooks-Griffin, M.P.A., Public Health Advisor
Michelle D. Owens, Ph.D., Behavioral Scientist
Lauren Williams, B.S., Health Communications Intern
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Carolyn Clancy, M.D., Director
William Munier, M.D., Director, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Francis Chesley, M.D., Director, Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations
Katherine Crosson, M.P.H., Associate Director, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Edward Kelley, Ph.D., Former Director, National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
Jeff Brady, M.D., M.P.H., Former Acting Director, National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
Additional AHRQ Staff
Doreen Bonnett, M.S.W.
Donna Rae Castillo
Rosaly Correa, M.D., Ph.D.
Elizabeth Dayton, M.A.
Darryl Gray, M.D., Sc.D.
Karen Ho, M.H.S.
Shakeh J. Kaftarian, Ph.D.
Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. (SSS)
Xiuhua Chen, M.S.
Amy Galifianakis, M.P.H.
Paul Gorrell, Ph.D.
Andrew Mosso, M.S.
AHRQ Publication No. 08(09)-0099
Current as of November 2008
Women With Diabetes: Quality of Health Care, 2004-2005. AHRQ Publication No. 08(09)-0099, November 2008. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.ahrq.gov/populations/womendiab/