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Table 2 List of quality indicators (QIs)

From: Patient and physician related factors of adherence to evidence based guidelines in diabetes mellitus type 2, cardiovascular disease and prevention: a cross sectional study

QI Medication Threshold or indication
1 inhibitors of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS; ACE-I or ARB or Renin-Inhibitors [RI]), calcium channel blockers, β-blockers or thiazides or a combination of these drugs Arterial hypertension with BP above target (systolic BP >140 mmHg in multiple or 24 h-measurements or >160 mmHg in single measurement)
2 Metformin Diabetes mellitus type 2 (HbA1c >53 mmol/mol (7%))
3 β-blocker Chronic heart failure (any stage)
4 RAAS-I Chronic heart failure (any stage)
5 Aldosterone antagonist Chronic heart failure, NYHA-stage III or IV
6 Oral anticoagulation Atrial fibrillation
7 Statin Any cardiovascular disease (coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease)
8 Platelet aggregation inhibitor Any cardiovascular disease
9 β-blocker History of myocardial infarction