Use of Services and Complications Among the Cree Population with Diabetes: A Linkage study with Québec administrative data

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TitleUse of Services and Complications Among the Cree Population with Diabetes: A Linkage study with Québec administrative data
Publication TypeResearch
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsPlante C, Torrie J, Rochette L, Kuzmina E, Dannenbaum DA, Lejeune P, Larocque I
Corporate AuthorsCree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay(CBHSSJB), Institut national de santé publique du Québec(INSPQ)
Abstract

This poster was prepared for the October 2011 14th CDA/CSEM Professional Conference in Toronto, Canada. The aim of this study, a collaboration between the CBHSSJB and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), was to link the records of the Cree Diabetes Information System (CDIS) with Québec health administrative data, to assess, among Cree diabetes cases: rates of hospitalizations and medical visits; temporal trends in use of health services; and prevalence of selected diabetes complications. The results highlight the important needs for comprehensive chronic disease management in this region. Information obtained through this linkage is essential for understanding the impact of diabetes on the health of the Cree population and the effectiveness of prevention and clinical management programs within the region. Funding for the Linkage study was provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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