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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 term621784
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Candidate 15/05/2017
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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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
  • Community health nurses and diabetes educators.

The Diabetes (clinical) NBPDS provides concise and unambiguous definitions for items/conditions related to diabetes quality care. It also aims to ensure standardised methodology of data collection in Australia.

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

Collection and usage attributes

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This data set is primarily concerned with the clinical use of Diabetes data. It could also be used by a wider range of health and health-related establishments that create, use or maintain records on health-care clients.

Data are 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. Participation is voluntary. An individual benchmarking report is provided. The results of data collection provide a snapshot of care of people with diabetes.

Source and reference attributes

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National Diabetes Data Working Group

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Diabetes (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 21/09/2005

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-Female—current pregnancy status, code NMandatory1
-Health service event—fasting status, code NMandatory1
-Health service event—referral to ophthalmologist status (last 12 months), code NMandatory1
-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 status (diabetes mellitus), code NMandatory1
-Patient—insulin start date, YYYYMandatory1
-Person (male)—erectile dysfunction, code NMandatory1
-Person—albuminuria status, code N{.N}Mandatory1
-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—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Person—diabetes mellitus status, code NNMandatory1
-Person—diabetes therapy type, code NNMandatory1
-Person—dyslipidaemia treatment status (anti-lipid medication), code NMandatory1
-Person—end-stage renal disease status (diabetes complication), code NMandatory1
-Person—foot deformity status, code NMandatory1
-Person—foot lesion status (active), code NMandatory1
-Person—foot ulcer history status, code NMandatory1
-Person—foot ulcer status (current), 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 status (antihypertensive medication), code NMandatory1
-Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
-Person—kidney damage marker (urine albumin level), total milligrams per 24 hours N[NNN].NOptional1
-Person—kidney damage marker (urine protein level), total milligrams per 24 hours N[NNN].NOptional1
-Person—kidney damage marker, protein/creatinine ratio N[NN].NOptional1
-Person—kidney damage marker, urine albumin/creatinine ratio N[NN].NMandatory1
-Person—lower limb amputation due to vascular disease, code NMandatory1
-Person—myocardial infarction (history), code NOptional1
-Person—ophthalmological assessment outcome (left retina) (last 12 months), code NOptional1
-Person—ophthalmological assessment outcome (right retina) (last 12 months), code NMandatory1
-Person—ophthalmoscopy performed status (previous 12 months), code NMandatory1
-Person—peripheral neuropathy status, code NMandatory1
-Person—peripheral vascular disease status (foot), code NMandatory1
-Person—severe hypoglycaemia history, status code NMandatory1
-Person—sex, code NMandatory1
-Person—tobacco smoking status (previous three months), 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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