Australian National Diabetes Audit (ANDA)
The Australian National Diabetes Audit (ANDA) is a well-established, important biennial, quality activity facilitated by the National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC), in services providing care for people with diabetes across Australia (all States and Territories). Participating diabetes centres, including primary, secondary and tertiary care receive an individualised report of their patient data to compare with other diabetes centres. A pooled national report is an important source of cross-sectional data on the clinical status and outcomes of individuals attending services providing diabetes care across the country.
The aim of ANDA is for diabetes centres to use this information for quality improvement and benchmarking purposes.
Australian National Diabetes Audit Longitudinal (ANDA-L)
The Australian National Diabetes Audit Longitudinal Register (ANDA-L) is a sub study of ANDA. It will prospectively follow up the same cohort of patients during the clinical data collection. This will allow participating centres to observe changes in clinical indicators for people with diabetes at both a group and individual level and offer a rich source of understanding of treatments, and clinical outcomes for people with diabetes.
ANDA-L will also provide longitudinal descriptive reporting to participating centres for quality improvement and benchmarking purposes.
Australasian Diabetes Data Network (ADDN)
ADDN is a collaboration among Australasia’s diabetes centres who have come together to share information within a comprehensive ethical and governance framework with the ultimate aim to improve clinical care for people with diabetes and inform health policy.
There are now 25 diabetes centres participating in ADDN.
High Risk Foot Service Database
Standardising data collection across High-Risk Foot Services (HRFS) nationally will create unprecedented opportunity for audit, benchmarking and collaborative research. However, routine collection of data is a challenge for most services, primarily due to the time and resources required to establish a database. This became increasingly apparent following the introduction of formalised service accreditation in 2019 by the National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC).
To realise the implementation of a national database, a minimum dataset was developed by several clinicians involved in Australian HRFS, integrating recommendations previously published by Diabetes Feet Australia.
National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS)
The NDSS has diabetes data snapshots and an Australian Diabetes Map that provide information on the prevalence of diabetes in Australia.
Diabetes data snapshots provide key national statistics for all types of diabetes and insulin therapy. The snapshots are updated every three months.
The Australian Diabetes Map is a reference tool showing the numbers of people diagnosed with diabetes in all parts of Australia, with information on age, gender and diabetes type, reflecting prevalence rates at a national, federal electorate, state electorate, local government and postcode level.
National Gestational Diabetes Register
The National Gestational Diabetes Register is a register of all women in Australia who have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes. It is a program within the NDSS.
The register provides information, advice and regular screening reminders for women with gestational diabetes. The information on the register does not include clinical notes.
Registration is free. Women who have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, live in Australia and hold—or are eligible to hold—an Australian Medicare card can register.
Australian Institute of Health & Welfare (AIHW)
The AIHW is an independent statutory Australian Government agency producing authoritative and accessible information and statistics to inform and support better policy and service delivery decisions, leading to better health and wellbeing for all Australians.