Figure 3.1. Benchmarks of important tests for adults* who have diabete

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Figure 3.1. Benchmarks of important tests for adults* who have diabetes, 2001. For details go to text description below

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This figure is a selection of four bar charts showing the average and recommended test rates for important benchmark tests for adults who have diabetes in 2001. The four charts are described as follows:

Upper left-hand chart: HbA1c test benchmarks

BenchmarkHbA1c at least once per yearHbA1c at least twice per year
Theoretic limit100%100%
Best-in-class average95.6%83.0%
National HP2010 goalN/A50%
National average79.4%61.1%

Upper right-hand chart: Retinal exam benchmarks

Theoretic limit: 100%
Best-in-class average: 79.6%
National HP2010 goal: 75%
National average: 66.7%

Lower left-hand chart: Foot exam benchmarks

Theoretic limit: 100%
Best-in-class average: 81.3%
National HP2010 goal: 75%
National average: 64.6%

Lower right-hand chart: Flu vaccination benchmarks

Theoretic limit: 100%
Best-in-class average: 59.0%
National HP2010 goal: N/A
National average: 37.4%

Source: Derived from the NHQR, 2003, based on CDC BRFSS.

* All adults, except for flu vaccination, which is for age 18 to 64.

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Internet Citation: Figure 3.1. Benchmarks of important tests for adults* who have diabete: Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action. August 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/diabguide/diabqguidefig3.1.html