Introduction. Standardized diabetes monitoring checklists is an efficient registry collection tool and diabetes care improvement aid. Aim of this study was to improve the management of diabetes according to international standards and based on Joint Action CHRODIS Recommendations and Criteria, and to improve general practitioners (GPs) awareness of importance of monitoring via diabetes checklists.
Population and methods.Twenty-eight GPs and 1242 diabetic patients were included. GPs were divided in groups regarding the intensity of education and information provided. Quantitative analyses of diabetes quality indicators and their availability as well as qualitative study in intensive group were performed.
Results. Average number of patients with fulfilled checklists per GP increased from 20.2 to 30.8 (52.30%). Most GPs had positive attitude towards checklists but there is still a room for further improvement.
Discussion and conclusions. Checklists are perceived as positive initiatives by GPs; however, there are areas for further improvements. General practitioners education and feedback regarding the checklists may contribute to better monitoring of patients with diabetes.