AHRQ: Fewer patients with diabetes get recommended tests

04/3/2011 | HealthLeaders Media

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reported that the percentage of people with diabetes getting the recommended annual screenings for blood sugar, retinopathy and nerves in the feet decreased from 2002 to 2007 for those with low income and those living in large inner cities. The report found that blacks and Hispanics had more declines in getting such tests than whites, as did patients with a college degree compared with people with lower education.

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