Physis: Revista de Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 0103-7331
JARDIM, Aline Danielle Iezzi and LEAL, Angela M. O.. Quality of information on diabetic and hypertensive patients from the HIPERDIA System in the city of São Carlos, São Paulo State, 2002-2005. Physis [online]. 2009, vol.19, n.2, pp. 405-417. ISSN 0103-7331. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-73312009000200009.
This paper aimed to analyze the quality of information on diabetic and hypertensive patients registered in HIPERDIA System in the city of São Carlos, São Paulo State, from 2002 to 2005. Data were surveyed descriptively and sequentially from 2.662 forms, in the HIPERDIA System from June 1st, 2002 to December 31st, 2005. Overweight/obesity was reported in 63% of formularies, however, this number increased to 79.4% when the body mass index was calculated. In 21% of formularies there was no waist measure. In 34% of forms only fasting glycemia was informed and in 82% of them glycemia was > 110 mg/dl. In 48% of formularies only postprandial glycemia was informed and in 67% of them glycemia was > 140 mg/dl. Renal disease, diabetic foot, amputation from diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases were reported in only 9.6%, 5.1%, 2.4% and 32.3% of forms, respectively. There is no information regarding diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy. In addition, there is no information on glycate hemoglobin, urinary albumin excretion or electrocardiogram. Data suggest absence, inaccuracy and contradiction of information on diabetic and hypertensive patients, and the need of professional training and use of clinical and laboratory criteria to characterize diabetic and hypertensive chronic complications registered in the HIPERDIA System. The deficiencies found may compromise the evaluation of the impact of these diseases in Brazilian population and the health planning to control and prevent such diseases.
Keywords : Diabetes mellitus; hypertension; HIPERDIA Information System.