Prevention and Care
Improve coordination and cooperation among Member States to act on diabetes, including the exchange of good practices across the EU.
This report presents a set of quality criteria to assess whether an intervention, policy, strategy, program, as well as processes and practices, can be regarded as a “good practice” in the field of diabetes prevention and care. These criteria have also been the basis to formulate recommendations to implement practices to improve prevention and quality of care for people with diabetes.
The process followed a structured methodology involving the WP7 community, and experts from a wide number of organizations across Europe and from a variety of professional backgrounds.
The quality criteria and the recommendations presented in this report constitute a tool for decision makers, health care providers, patients and their associations, and health care personnel to support implementation of good practices, and to improve, monitor, and evaluate the quality of diabetes prevention and care.
They can be applied in countries with different political, administrative, social and health care organization, and could potentially be used in other chronic diseases.Download the draft report
Annali, the journal of the Italian National Institute of Health, has published a short monograph on diabetes, realised with the contribution of the WP7 task leaders. Annali is an indexed, peer reviewed, open access journal. The papers focus on the aspects of “quality criteria” and “indicators” as essential tools to monitor the quality of care for people with diabetes. The paper on National diabetes plans outlines the relevance of NDP as a comprehensive action plan to improving diabetes policy, services and outcomes.
Read the papers:
- Monograph’s preface
- Education and health professionals training programs for people with type 2 diabetes: a review of quality criteria
- Quality indicators for diabetes prevention programs in health care targeted at people at high risk
- Health promotion interventions in type 2 diabetes
- Health promotion interventions in type 2 diabetes (supplementary materials)
- National Diabetes Plans: can they support changes in health care systems to strengthen diabetes prevention and care?