Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 21/09/2005|
|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
The use of this standard is voluntary.
However, if data is to be collected the Diabetes (clinical) data set specification (DSS) aims to ensure national consistency in relation to defining, monitoring and recording information on patients diagnosed with diabetes.
The Diabetes (clinical) DSS 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:
The Diabetes (clinical) DSS:
The expectation is that collection of this data 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
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.
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
National Diabetes Data Working Group
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Supersedes Diabetes (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 21/09/2005
Has been superseded by Diabetes (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standardisation pending 23/02/2016