The healthcare services research unit of the Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud reports the variation in and the evolution of the healthcare given by the Health System through the Atlas of Variations in Medical Practice in the Spanish NHS.
This Atlas makes it possible to view the care given to patients with diabetes in each autonomous community. A series of indicators (contextual, on care to the patient with diabetes, on results of such care and on complications) are presented in the Atlas, at the level of basic health area and healthcare area. The Atlas on Diabetes also offers specific analyses by determined age groups and for men and women separately, permitting their comparison.
The type of indicators represented and the unit of analysis chosen make this Atlas a potentially useful tool for monitoring the implementation of regional diabetes.