Any questions (especially from Centres that have not previously participated in ANDA) should be directed to Prof Sophia Zoungas at email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The coordination of ANDA is overseen by Associate Professor Sophia Zoungas (at Monash Health/University) in collaboration with the NADC Secretariat.
The NADC coordinates the Australian National Diabetes Audit (ANDA) survey every year.
It is a free quality improvement activity for all NADC members and provides the participating services with a comprehensive individualised report on many aspects of their specific service and benchmarks against like-sized organisations.
There are 2 ANDA audits that alternate each year. The ANDA – AQSMA (Australian Quality Self-Management Audit) is more focused on self-management and diabetes distress and collects data related to diabetes education, self-care practices and quality of life.
The ANDA – AQCA (Australian Quality Clinical Audit) focuses on clinical indicators known to impact on the care of the person with diabetes
The ANDA – AQSMA was run in 2018 and the ANDA – AQCA was run in 2019.
Funding for ANDA is from the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.
Both audits offer important quality assurance activities which promote continuous improvement in the standards of service provided by diabetes services. The success of this activity is dependent on a maximum level of participation by centres.
ANDA aims to:
ANDA aims to have a broad diabetes focus and it is anticipated that the activity will expand to collect a dataset of many different aspects of diabetes care and outcomes.
Currently, ANDA has two data collection modules: Clinical indicators and Patient-reported education, self-care and quality of life indicators
Data is collected for people with diabetes attending diabetes centres in participating Australian health services.
Clinical indicator data collection assesses a standardised set of predefined clinical parameters including demographic variables, biological variables and clinical outcomes known to impact people with diabetes.
This data collection assesses a standardised set of predefined patient self-management parameters including lifestyle factors, education and quality of life outcomes as well as health professional utilisation.
As new modules are approved for data collection, diabetes centres will be engaged and invited to participate.
For more information about the specific type of patient information collected in ANDA, please visit our What information is collected page.
Australia’s health system is world-class, supported by universal and affordable access to high quality medical, pharmaceutical and hospital services, while helping people to stay healthy through health promotion and disease prevention activities.
The Australian Department of Health has been established to provide a continued commitment of improving health outcomes for all Australians. Their purpose is to support the government and stakeholders to lead and shape Australia’s health and aged care system and sporting outcomes through evidence-based policy, well-targeted programs and best practice regulation.
The NADC is a national collective of organisations that are involved either directly or indirectly in diabetes services and care. The NADC was established to explore mechanisms and implement strategies for improving the standard of care for people with, or at risk of diabetes. NADC member organisations take a leadership role in developing the appropriate networks in their areas in order to achieve this outcome.
The ADS is the peak national medical and scientific body in Australia for diabetes. The ADS is a member-based organisation consisting of health professionals (endocrinologists, diabetes educators, primary care physicians and allied health professionals) as well as clinical and preclinical researchers. The ADS mission is to prevent diabetes and its complications; provide excellence in education for health professionals; promote collaboration, research and education; work with other organisations committed to improved diabetes treatment and care and advocate for health policies around diabetes and its prevention.