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Table 3 Attainment of standards relating to assessment of gout patients

From: Improvement in the management of gout is vital and overdue: an audit from a UK primary care medical practice

Criterion Standard Attainment (n = 305)
1.1 Adult patients with a diagnosis of gout have ever had a recorded SUA ≥90% 226 (74%)
1.2 Adult patients with a diagnosis of gout have ever had a recorded eGFR ≥90% 34 (11%)
1.3 Adult patients with a diagnosis of gout have had a recorded serum glucose since diagnosis ≥90% 162 (53%)
2.1 Adult patients currently prescribed (prescription in the last 2 months) allopurinol have a SUA in the last year ≥90% 26 (34%)
2.2 Adult patients currently prescribed (prescription in the last 2 months) allopurinol have an SUA of ≤360 μmol/l ≥80% 29 (38%)
See Figure 1 and Figure 2
3.1 Adult patients with a diagnosis of gout have a SUA in the last year ≥90% 68 (22%)
3.2 Adult patients with a diagnosis of gout have had an eGFR in the last year ≥90% 27 (9%)
4.1 Adult patients with a diagnosis of gout with evidence of advice regarding diet recorded >50% Diet discussed 43 (14%)
4.2 Adult patients with a diagnosis of gout with evidence of advice regarding alcohol recorded >50% Alcohol intake discussed 18 (6%)
Alcohol type discussed 9 (3%)
Advised about alcohol intake 17 (6%)
4.3 Adult patients with a diagnosis of gout with evidence of advice regarding fluid intake recorded >50% Maintain fluid intake 2 L/day 42 (14%)
4.4 Adult patients with a diagnosis of gout have a record of BMI ≥90% BMI documented 304 (100%)
-- -- 'Lifestyle advice’ documented 7 (2%)
-- -- PIL given 11 (4%)
5.1 Adult patients with a diagnosis of gout have a recorded CVD risk assessment score ≥90% 305 105 (34%)
5.2 Adult patients with a diagnosis of gout and a 10 yr risk of CVD ≥20% are prescribed lipid lowering therapy ≥75% 56 30 (54%)
5.3 Adult patients with a diagnosis of gout currently taking diuretics <25% 73 (24%)
  1. BMI, Body mass index; PIL, Patient information leaflet.