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Table 1 Variables included in the composite scores

From: Feasibility and impact of an evidence-based electronic decision support system for diabetes care in family medicine: protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial

Variable Process target Maximum score per period* Clinical target Maximum score per period
HbA1c Quarterly 2 < 7% 1
Blood pressure Quarterly 2 < 130/80 mm Hg 1
Cholesterol (LDL, HDL, Total) Annual 1 LDL < 100 mg/dL 1
Microalbuminuria check Annual 1   
A prescription of statin Yes/no 1   
If high cardiovascular risk, a prescription of aspirin/clopidogrel Yes/no 1   
If hypertension or nephropathy, ACE inhibition/sartan Yes/no 1   
Total   9   3
  1. *Maximum score for process composite per period = 9 (7 variables).
  2. Maximum score for patient composite per period = 3 (3 variables).