Background The growing prevalence and impact of type 2 diabetes mellitus is of
Objective This article describes an innovative model of complex diabetes care,
delivered by advanced skill general practitioners supported by an
endocrinologist and diabetes educator within a general practice setting.
Discussion Initial evaluation suggests a trend to better glycaemic control
compared with the alternative available hospital outpatient care at
a reduced delivery cost. A futuristic, integrated community/specialist
model, delivered within a general practice setting, can deliver
significant gains for Australians who have complex type 2 diabetes
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