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Table 1 Primary and secondary outcome parameters

From: ELSID-Diabetes study-evaluation of a large scale implementation of disease management programmes for patients with type 2 diabetes. Rationale, design and conduct – a study protocol [ISRCTN08471887]

OUTCOME PARAMETERS I OUTCOME PARAMETERS II
DMP 1 vs. DMP 2 DMP 1 vs. CG
Primary outcome parameter Primary outcome parameter
Proportion of patients achieving target values for HbA1c and RR according to the legal regulations (10) Proportion of patients with prescriptions for antidiabetic, antihypertensive and lipid-lowering drugs
Secondary outcome parameters Secondary outcome parameters
Proportion of patients with prescriptions for antidiabetic, antihypertensive and lipid-lowering drugs ----
Proportion of patients with referrals to ophthalmologists, specialists for diabetology and diabetic feet Proportion of patients with referrals to ophthalmologists, specialists for diabetology and diabetic feet
Proportion of patients referred to a patient education training for diabetes and hypertension Proportion of patients referred to a patient education training for diabetes and hypertension
Proportion of patients with severe complications (amputation, dialysis etc.) Proportion of patients with severe complications (amputation, dialysis etc.)
Proportion of patients with > 2 hospitalizations in the last 6 months Proportion of patients with > 2 hospitalizations in the last 6 months
Consultation rate Consultation rate
Days of incapacity to work Days of incapacity to work
Mean differences of HbA1c, RR, BMI and glomerular filtration rate ---
SCORE risk chart (RR, cholesterol, smoking status, age, gender) ---
Drop out rate from the DMP ---