Australian National Diabetes Information Audit & Benchmarking (ANDIAB) 2011 Final Report

1. Methodology

Provides background to the history of the ANDIAB report

Page last updated: December 2011

At its Annual General Meeting in Canberra [Oct 1997], the National Association of Diabetes Centres [NADC] proposed that a one month data collection be undertaken [in March 1998], using the minimum dataset defined by NDOQRIN. This dataset, managed by the NDDWG, contains demographic, clinical, biochemical and outcome data items, and, as stated above, has been proposed for collection in a variety of clinical practice settings in Australia including primary care10,11, see section 1.1 [The Dataset].

Following the success of the 1998 collection, the recommendations [a] to make this an annual quality exercise, and [b] to change its name to Australian National Diabetes Information Audit & Benchmarking “ANDIAB” [as this title/name better reflected the purpose and nature of the data collection and its report] were adopted, and the second survey was undertaken in 1999. The survey format was undertaken again in March and/or April 2000. It was thence decided to make this a biennial activity. A successful application for the ADPO Project, established to administer a Novo Nordisk Grant, resulted in the development of ANDIAB Software in 2001/2002. ANDIAB collections have been biennial since 2000, however notification of receipt of funding for ANDIAB from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing was received late in 2008 precluding a collection that year. Thus ANDIAB 2009 was undertaken in May/June 2009 with Software sites submitting their data extract in June/July/[August]. ANDIAB 2011 was also undertaken in May/June 2011 with Software sites asked to submit their data extract in June/July/[August].

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