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Age must be 17 or over with a diagnostic code for diabetes mellitus

AND

The latest IFCC HbA1c having a value of 64 or less in the last 12 months.

OR

Maximum tolerated diabetes treatment (Added in the last 12 months)

8BL2. Patient on maximal tolerated therapy for diabetes

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IFCC HbA1c code

42W5. Haemoglobin A1c level - International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine standardised

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Codes for blood test declined (In last 12 months)

41M.. Blood test declined (v28)

Diabetes exception reporting codes (Added in the last 12 months)

9h4.. Exception reporting: diabetes quality indicators
9h41. Excepted from diabetes quality indicators: Patient unsuitable
9h42. Excepted from diabetes quality indicators: Informed dissent

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DM 008.1 Rationale

See DM 007.1 .

Auditing the proportion of patients with an HbA1c below 64mmol/mol is designed to provide an incentive to improve glycaemic control across the range of HbA1c values.

Diabetes 008.2 Reporting and verification

See indicator wording for requirement criteria.

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Prepared By Jean Keenan