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Assisting Diabetes Management through Point-of-care HbA1c Testing - The 'QAAMS' Program for Aboriginal Health Workers

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
Volume 27 Issue 4 (July/Aug 2003)

Abstract: Diabetes itself is a significant risk factor for heart disease and is the major cause of end-stage renal disease in Aboriginal people. A national program called QAAMS (or Quality Assurance for Aboriginal Medical Services) was developed to assist the management of Aboriginal people with diabetes and its unique feature is that it uses a point-of-care medical instrument called the DCA 2000 to measure a test for the long-term control of diabetes called Haemoglobin A1c.

To cite this article: Shephard, Mark and Mundraby, Kay. Assisting Diabetes Management through Point-of-care HbA1c Testing - The 'QAAMS' Program for Aboriginal Health Workers [online]. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 27, No. 4, July/Aug 2003: 12-15, 18. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=168720961956166;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 1037-3403. [cited 28 Jun 17].

Personal Author: Shephard, Mark; Mundraby, Kay; Source: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 27, No. 4, July/Aug 2003: 12-15, 18 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1037-3403 Subject: Diabetes; Community health services; Aboriginal Australians--Health and hygiene; Identifier: Quality Assurance for Aboriginal Medical Services (QAAMS) Affiliation: (1) RCPA Quality Assurance Programs Pty Ltd, Flinders Medical Centre; Bedford Park; Adelaide; SA
(2) Kambu Medical Centre, Ipswich, QLD

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