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

Limitations of ANDIAB

A summary of the possible limitations of this report

Page last updated: December 2011

It is acknowledged that some data have small sample sizes because some sites sent minimal data for some fields.

For retinal examination there was an ability to store in the database only one of ‘Diabetes Abnormality’ or ‘Non Diabetes Abnormality’, and when both were recorded, the ‘Diabetes Abnormality’ was chosen. As a result the incidence of ‘Non Diabetes’ related eye disease is an underestimate.

There is an acknowledged inability to verify all data items, and sites are not always resourced to adequately respond to data enquiries. The collection needs to rely on the “Data Assumptions, Decisions and Data ‘Manipulations’” that are detailed in Section 1.6.

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