Case conferences a game-changer for diabetes care

Intensive case conferences in general practice improve clinical outcomes in diabetes while reducing the burden of specialist referrals, a study shows.

More than 100 patients showed significant decreases in HbA1c (7.6% to 7.1%), while weight, cholesterol and systolic blood pressure was also reduced six months after the case conference model was implemented in 18 general practices across the Hunter region in NSW.