Systematic care of patients with chronic diseases needs to be underpinned by information systems such as disease registers. Their primary function is to facilitate structured care of patients attending services-supporting identification of patients at risk, structured preventive care and provision of care according to guidelines, and supporting recall of patients for planned visits. In Australia general practitioners using division-based diabetes registers are more likely to provide patient care that adhered to evidence-based guidelines. Critical data issues include privacy, ownership, compatability, and capture as part of normal clinical care and quality.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Research on Informatics in Healthcare and Biomedicine|
|Editors||Athina A. Lazakidou|
|Place of Publication||Hershey, PA|
|Number of pages||8|
|ISBN (Print)||9781591409823, 1591409829|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|