[DiabCare tools for the control of permanent improvement of the quality of care in diabetes].

Diabete & metabolisme

PubMedID: 8206194

Attali JR. [DiabCare tools for the control of permanent improvement of the quality of care in diabetes]. Diabete Metab. 1993;19(5 Suppl):533-7.
The St-Vincent declaration supported by WHO/IDF Europe is a vast european program for the improvement of health care and a new strategic approach to the treatment of diabetes. The DiabCare project is to serve as a tool for verification and assessment. Continuous improvement in diabetic patient care could be facilitated by: making comparison between centres, like "looking into a mirror where one can see oneself and the others at the same time"; setting up health care networks (local, regional and national) for all the professionals involved in treating diabetes; promoting and using advanced computer techniques ("smart" health care card). DiabCare-France, created by the "Conseil Supérieur du Diabète", has completed its first task, an "inventory questionnaire", sent to 150 diabetes centres located throughout France.