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Groningen Initiative to Analyse Type-2 diabetes Treatment ( GIANTT )

Title: Groningen Initiative to Analyse Type-2 diabetes Treatment ( GIANTT )
Supervisor:  P Denig
Summary:  The GIANTT project is a regional initiative of health care providers and researchers focusing on the care delivered to ambulant patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in the north of the Netherlands. The goals are to improve the quality of care delivered to patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and reduce complications and improve the quality of life for these patients. To reach these goals, the GIANTT project:
  • provides the organization, expertise and technical support to enable continuous monitoring of diabetes care based on routinely registered data;
  • offers benchmark reports to participating diabetes and primary care facilities using evidence based quality indicators (process and outcome indicators);
  • conducts scientific research to assess determinants of quality of care;
  • evaluates treatment compliance using prescription refill methods;
  • evaluates initiatives to improve the quality of care in (randomized) trials;  
  • conducts studies to assess the impact of (changes in) care on patient outcomes (including morbidity and mortality) in a routine care setting.   Financing: 1e/3e GS, Groninger Huisartsen Cooperatie, UMCG, Menzis
Start:  1-1-2004
End:  1-1-2013  


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