Preventive Care for Diabetes Low in Safety Net Patients

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Researchers in Oregon have found that adults with diabetes who receive care at safety net clinics appear to need greater access to primary care and continuous insurance. When compared with patients who had continuous insurance coverage, those with partial or no coverage were less likely to receive most preventive services, including influenza vaccination and screenings for lipids, nephropathy, and A1C.

Abstract: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, January/February 2012.

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