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

The latest IFCC HbA1c having a value of 75 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

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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Diabetes 009.1 Rationale

See DM 007.1.

Auditing the proportion of patients with an HbA1c below 75 mmol/mol is designed to provide an incentive to improve glycaemic control amongst those with high levels of HbA1c who are at particular risk

Diabetes 009.2 Reporting and verification

See indicator wording for requirement criteria.

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Prepared By Jean Keenan