Diabetes patients take more GP time

The findings, from the latest Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) study, published last week, showed the average patient spent 1.6 hours a year with their GP, while those with diabetes spent an average of 2.6 hours.

The report, General practice activity in Australia 2012–13, noted the rate of management increased by 33% over the past decade.

The authors said this showed type 2 diabetes management was “very resource intensive” and was “bound to increase in future”.

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