The updated Alphabet Strategy : facilitating the implementation of NICE guidelines
Alsafadi, H., Morrissey, John R. and Patel, Vinod. (2009) The updated Alphabet Strategy : facilitating the implementation of NICE guidelines. Diabetes and Primary Care, Vol.11 (No.3). pp. 148-160. ISSN 1466-8955Full text not available from this repository.
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The excess premature vascular disease morbidity and mortality associated with diabetes is well recognised (Huxley et al, 2006). Numerous single risk factor intervention trials and the recently published multifactorial intensified therapy trial provide abundant evidence that an intensified approach to the management of type 2 diabetes is clearly superior to the conventional treatment (Gaede et al, 2008). In 2008 NICE published guidance on the management of type 2 diabetes that replaced earlier guidelines from 2002. It is a comprehensive 280 page document with a quick reference guide that is likely to be the document more widely read. The guideline has been recently updated to consider the newer agents for blood glucose lowering. In this article the authors discuss their locally adapted updated “Alphabet Strategy” as a handy reference guide for primary care teams.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Vascular system -- Diseases, Non-insulin-dependent diabetes -- Risk factors, Non-insulin-dependent diabetes -- Treatment, Clinical guideline (National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Great Britain))|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Diabetes and Primary Care|
|Publisher:||S B Communications Group|
|Official Date:||September 2009|
|Page Range:||pp. 148-160|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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