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Table 7 Quality of care

From: A comparative study of the quality of care and glycemic control among ambulatory type 2 diabetes mellitus clients, at a Tertiary Referral Hospital and a Regional Hospital in Central Kenya

Variable Overall KNH
n (%)
TDH
n (%)
P value
How frequent are clinic visits
 Week/fortnightly 6 (3.0) 3 (2.5) 3 (3.8) <0.001
 Between 1–3 month 135 (67.5) 61 (50.8) 74 (92.6)  
 6 months 59 (29.5) 56 (46.7) 3 (3.8)  
Attend clinical appointments as scheduled
 Yes 170 (85.0) 102(85.0) 68 (85.0) 1.000
 No 30 (15.0) 18 (15.0) 12 (15.0)  
Tests during routine check up
 RBS 199 (99.5) 119 (99.2) 80 (100.0) 1.000
 BP 195 (97.5) 115 (95.8) 80 (100.0) 0.159
 HbA1c 5 (2.5) 5 (4.2) 0 (0.0) 0.159
 Urinalysis 33 (16.5) 9 (7.5) 24 (30.0) <0.001
 WT 74 (37.0) 28 (23.3) 46 (57.5) <0.001
Ever missed medications in past 6 months?
 Yes 46 (23.0) 29 (24.2) 17 (21.3) 0.631
 No 154 (77.0) 91 (75.8) 63 (78.8)  
Are Diabetic drugs always available
 Yes all the drugs 39 (19.5) 33 (27.5) 6 (7.5) <0.001
 Yes some drugs are available 145 (72.5) 84 (70.0) 61 (76.3)  
 No 16 (8.0) 3 (2.5) 13 (16.3)  
IF DM drugs unavailable, source?
 Chemist 159 (98.8) 85 (97.7) 74 (100.0) 0.500
 Don’t buy 2 (1.2) 2 (2.3) 0 (0.0)