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Diabetes (clinical) NBPDS

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term304865
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 21/09/2005
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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The use of this standard is voluntary.

However, if data is to be collected the Diabetes (clinical) National Best Practice Data Set (NBPDS) aims to ensure national consistency in relation to defining, monitoring and recording information on patients diagnosed with diabetes.

The Diabetes (clinical) NBPDS relates to the clinical status of, the provision of services for, and the quality of care delivered to individuals with diabetes, across all health care settings including:

  • General Practitioners;
  • Divisions of General Practice;
  • Diabetes Centres
  • Specialists in private practice; and
  • Community Health Nurses and Diabetes Educators.

The Diabetes (clinical) NBPDS:

  • provides concise, unambiguous definitions for items/conditions related to diabetes quality care, and
  • aims to ensure standardised methodology of data collection in Australia.

The expectation is that collection of this metadata set facilitates good quality of care, contributes to preventive care and has the potential to enhance self-management by patients with diabetes.

The underlying goal is improvement of the length and quality of life of patients with diabetes, and prevention or delay in the development of diabetes related complications.

Collection and usage attributes

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This metadata set is primarily concerned with the clinical use of Diabetes data. It could/should be used by health and health related establishments that create, use or maintain records on health care clients.

One methodology is for data to be collected over a 1-month period of all diabetes patients presenting at sites participating in the collection. The information is de-identified to protect the privacy of individuals. The participation is voluntary. An individual benchmarking report is provided. The results provide a snapshot of care of people with diabetes.

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Statistical units are entities from or about which statistics are collected or in respect of which statistics are compiled, tabulated or published.

Scope links with other Metadata sets

Cardiovascular disease (clinical) National best practice data set.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Diabetes Data Working Group

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Diabetes (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 21/09/2005

Has been superseded by Diabetes (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standardisation pending 23/02/2016

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-Female—pregnancy indicator (current), code NMandatory1
-Health service event—fasting indicator, code NMandatory1
-Laboratory standard—upper limit of normal range for microalbumin, albumin/creatinine ratio N[NN].NConditional1
-Laboratory standard—upper limit of normal range for microalbumin, total micrograms per minute N[NN].NConditional1
-Laboratory standard—upper limit of normal range for microalbumin, total milligrams per 24 hour N[NN].NConditional1
-Laboratory standard—upper limit of normal range for microalbumin, total milligrams per litre N[NN].NConditional1
-Laboratory standard—upper limit of normal range of glycosylated haemoglobin, percentage N[N].NMandatory1
-Patient—diagnosis date (diabetes mellitus), YYYYMandatory1
-Patient—initial visit since diagnosis indicator (diabetes mellitus), code NMandatory1
-Patient—insulin start date, YYYYMandatory1
-Person (male)—erectile dysfunction, code NMandatory1
-Person—blindness, code NMandatory1
-Person—blood pressure (diastolic) (measured), millimetres of mercury NN[N]Mandatory1
-Person—blood pressure (systolic) (measured), millimetres of mercury NN[N]Mandatory1
-Person—cardiovascular medication taken (current), code NMandatory1
-Person—cataract status, code NMandatory4
-Person—cerebral stroke due to vascular disease (history), code NMandatory1
-Person—cholesterol level (measured), total millimoles per litre N[N].NMandatory1
-Person—coronary artery disease intervention (history), code NMandatory1
-Person—creatinine serum level, micromoles per litre NN[NN]Mandatory1
-Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Person—diabetes mellitus status, code NNMandatory1
-Person—diabetes therapy type, code NNMandatory1
-Person—dyslipidaemia treatment with anti-lipid medication indicator (current), code NMandatory1
-Person—end-stage renal disease status (diabetes complication), code NMandatory1
-Person—foot deformity indicator, code NMandatory1
-Person—foot lesion indicator (active), code NMandatory1
-Person—foot ulcer indicator (current), code NMandatory1
-Person—foot ulcer indicator (history), code NMandatory1
-Person—glycosylated haemoglobin level (measured), percentage N[N].NMandatory1
-Person—health professionals attended for diabetes mellitus (last 12 months), code NMandatory1
-Person—height (measured), total centimetres NN[N].NMandatory1
-Person—high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level (measured), total millimoles per litre [N].NNMandatory1
-Person—hypertension treatment with antihypertensive medication indicator (current), code NMandatory1
-Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
-Person—lower limb amputation due to vascular disease, code NMandatory1
-Person—microalbumin level (measured), albumin/creatinine ratio N[NN].NConditional1
-Person—microalbumin level (measured), total micrograms per minute N[NNN].NConditional1
-Person—microalbumin level (measured), total milligrams per 24 hour N[NNN].NConditional1
-Person—microalbumin level (measured), total milligrams per litre N[NNN].NConditional1
-Person—myocardial infarction (history), code NMandatory1
-Person—ophthalmological assessment outcome (left retina) (last 12 months), code NMandatory1
-Person—ophthalmological assessment outcome (right retina) (last 12 months), code NMandatory1
-Person—ophthalmoscopy performed indicator (last 12 months), code NMandatory1
-Person—peripheral neuropathy indicator, code NMandatory1
-Person—peripheral vascular disease indicator (foot), code NMandatory1
-Person—referral to ophthalmologist indicator (last 12 months), code NMandatory1
-Person—regular tobacco smoking indicator (last 3 months), code NMandatory1
-Person—severe hypoglycaemia indicator, code NMandatory1
-Person—sex, code NMandatory1
-Person—triglyceride level (measured), total millimoles per litre N[N].NMandatory1
-Person—visual acuity (left eye), code NNMandatory1
-Person—visual acuity (right eye), code NNMandatory1
-Person—weight (measured), total kilograms N[NN].NMandatory1
-Service contact—service contact date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
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