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Table 3 Objective performance change of the physicians in the intervention and control group regarding the key learning goals (*first and second quartal of 2006 and 2007)

From: Improving knowledge and changing behavior towards guideline based decisions in diabetes care: a controlled intervention study of a team-based learning approach for continuous professional development of physicians

Key professional performance indicators    Intervention group    Control group
  2006* 2007*   2006* 2007*  
Diagnosis of diabetes (mean number of patients with diabetes per physician) 145.5 147.0 +1% p=0.661 87.4 87.8 +0.5% p=0.735
Referral to diabetes specialist (percentage of patients with diabetes) 7.7% 10.2% +30.8%p<0.001 13.4% 13.0% −3% p=0.546
Referral to ophthalmologist for fundoscopy (percentage of patients with diabetes) 11.8% 12.8% +8.5% p=0.172 16.7% 16.2% −3% p=0.578
Tests for microalbuminuria (percentage of patients with diabetes) 9.8% 10.5% +7.1% p=0.563 5% 5.5% +10% p=0.5