Primary Outcome Measures:
- Prevalence rates of Diabetes [ Time Frame: Up to 100 years ]
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Rates of performance of eye examinations,blood and urine tests [ Time Frame: up to 100 years ]
- Number and types of Drugs purchased [ Time Frame: 100 years ]
- Number of visits to physician offices [ Time Frame: up to 100 years ]
The registry was initiated in 1998 by Maccabi Healthcare services, which is the second largest publicly funded HMO in Israel,serving 24% of the total population with a nationwide distribution.
The registry uses advanced information technology that integrates personal computerized community and hospital records, data from laboratory tests, dispensed medications, physiological signals, radiological images, and reports from investigations and procedures.