The healthcare services research unit of the Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud reports the variation in and the evolution of the healthcare given by the Health System through the Atlas of Variations in Medical Practice in the Spanish NHS.
This Atlas makes it possible to view the care given to patients with diabetes in each autonomous community. A series of indicators (contextual, on care to the patient with diabetes, on results of such care and on complications) are presented in the Atlas, at the level of basic health area and healthcare area. The Atlas on Diabetes also offers specific analyses by determined age groups and for men and women separately, permitting their comparison.
The type of indicators represented and the unit of analysis chosen make this Atlas a potentially useful tool for monitoring the implementation of regional diabetes.
This Atlas has been funded through the project “Preparation of a Divestment Strategy for the National Health System Based on Monitoring Unjustified Variations in the Use of Procedures of Doubtful Clinical Value” (Healthcare Research Fund PI12/01884, Carlos III Health Institute, Lead researcher Sandra García Armesto), by the Research Network on Health Services in Chronic Conditions (REDISSEC RD12/0001/0004), the Institute for Health Services Research (IISS) and the Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud.