An analysis of 11.5 million electronic patient records in the United States has identified a significant number of people with undiagnosed diabetes.

The study, by researchers in the United Kingdom and the U.S. and published in CMAJ Open, was led by Tim Holt at the University of Oxford. The study investigated electronic records for 11.5 million patients at more than 9,000 primary care clinics across the U.S. Researchers looked at diabetes coding in records, analyzed biochemical data using an algorithm and measured the quality of diabetes care.

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