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Table 3 Key factors seen to influence health-care of co-morbid diabetes and CKD

From: Primary and tertiary health professionals’ views on the health-care of patients with co-morbid diabetes and chronic kidney disease – a qualitative study


Participant subgroup


All participants (including tertiary health professionals, heads of units and GPs)

Heads of units

Key factors


Quality improvement activities

Access to specialist health-care

Coordination and integration of care

 i) GP as the primary coordinator of care

 ii) Poor coordination of care and

 iii) Poor communication between health-care providers

Reactive approach to health