Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Compliance With Testing

Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2003 Dec;43(6):469-70. doi: 10.1046/j.0004-8666.2003.00118.x.


An audit of birth records of two public and one private hospital was undertaken, over a 6-month period, to determine compliance with the local policy that all women are tested for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Overall 92.1% of women were tested for GDM. When those women who delivered their babies early or who had no prenatal care were excluded, then there was 95.3% compliance with the advice for universal testing.

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes, Gestational / diagnosis*
  • Diabetes, Gestational / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Guideline Adherence / statistics & numerical data*
  • Hospitals, Private / standards
  • Hospitals, Public / standards
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening / standards
  • Mass Screening / statistics & numerical data*
  • Medical Audit
  • Medical Records
  • New South Wales / epidemiology
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis / standards
  • Prenatal Diagnosis / statistics & numerical data*