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What are the barriers to medical care for patients with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus?

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Title: What are the barriers to medical care for patients with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus?
Author: Burge, MR; Lucero, S; Rassam, AG; Schade, DS
Subject(s): Diabetes
Obesity
Metabolism
diabetes mellitus
Abstract: CONTEXT: Few data are available describing factors that prevent patients with newly diagnosed diabetes from seeking medical care. OBJECTIVE: To identify socioeconomic factors that act as barriers to healthcare among such patients. SETTING: A community-wide diabetes screening programme. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred and eighteen patients with newly identified diabetes mellitus out of 1,824 total screenings. INTERVENTIONS: Each newly identified person with diabetes was instructed to contact a physician for follow-up care. DESIGN: A follow-up survey was obtained from 89 (75%) subjects 9 +/- 7 months after diagnosis. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Whether or not subjects had obtained follow-up care for their diabetes. RESULTS: Of seven variables examined, only lack of health insurance correctly predicted those patients who failed to seek medical care for their diabetes by multivariate analysis. CONCLUSIONS: Lack of health insurance coverage is the primary reason that patients with newly diagnosed diabetes fail to seek medical care
Date: 2006-09-18
Publisher: Burge, MR - Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
Citation: 2000 Dec;2(6):351-4
Description: For full-text go to PubMed, ID: 11225964
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/1893

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