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Table 1 Patient and process composite scores

From: Computerized clinical decision support system for diabetes in primary care does not improve quality of care: a cluster-randomized controlled trial

VariableMaximum scoreTarget
HbA1c2 (4 × 0.5)0.5 point for each quarter that HbA1c is measured in the previous year
Blood pressure2 (4 × 0.5)0.5 point for each quarter that blood pressure is measured in the previous year
LDL cholesterol1If LDL cholesterol is at least one time measured in the previous year
Microalbuminuria1If microalbuminuria is at least one time measured in the previous year
A prescription of statin1If a statin is prescribed in the previous 6 months
A prescription of aspirin/clopidogrel1If aspirin or clopidogrel is prescribed in the previous 6 months
A prescription of ACE-inhibitor/sartan if antihypertensive drugs are prescribed1If antihypertensive drugs are prescribed in the previous 6 months, ACE-inhibitors or sartans are recommended. If no hypertensive drugs are prescribed, the patient must have a systolic blood pressure < 130 mmHg and a diastolic blood pressure < 80 mmHg to get a score of 1 point. If systolic blood pressure > 130 mmHg or if diastolic blood pressure > 80 mmHg, the patient is diagnosed with hypertension.
Total9 
HbA1c1If mean HbA1c of the previous year < 7%
Blood pressure1If mean systolic blood pressure of the previous year < 130 mmHg and mean diastolic blood pressure of the previous year < 80 mmHg
 Systolic blood pressure 
 Diastolic blood pressure 
LDL cholesterol1If mean LDL cholesterol of the previous year < 100 mg/dL
Total3