The Australian Diabetic Foot Minimum Dataset

Download the Minimum Dataset Dictionary now

 

About the Australian Diabetic Foot Minimum Dataset

The purpose of the minimum dataset is to provide services across Australia with a well-defined core set of nationally-recognised evidence-based diabetic foot ulcer data items. These data items are considered necessary to collect for services to meaningfully capture, analyse and benchmark their local processes and outcomes against (inter)national standards.

By using the minimum dataset, services throughout Australia will develop the same language. This will provide each participating service with an instrument to improve the care for its patients, while at the same time providing a foundation for nationwide improvements.

 

About the Dictionary

The purpose of the minimum dataset dictionary is to provide services with a reference guide of standardised terminology. Our goal is to guide best practice minimum data collection so that it is consistent as possible across all jurisdictions.

The Australian Diabetic Foot Ulcer Minimum Dataset Dictionary is now available reference purposes, to enable efficient and effective reporting, analysis and interpretation of Australian diabetic foot disease data. It is hoped this document will also provide a foundation for the Australian diabetic foot community to begin considering collecting standard nationally pooled data to enable any future Australian diabetic foot disease database.

Click HERE to download the Dictionary. Scroll down below for the Implementation Starter Kit.

The Dictionary will help enable services collecting diabetic foot data to         speak the same language

This document has been reviewed in consultation with a broad cross-section of national leading bodies in the field of multi-disciplinary diabetic foot disease management in Australia.

 

NOTE: While we encourage the sharing of DFA materials across the web and social media, please do not upload any DFA materials directly to another website, or alter these items, without DFA permission. By instead directing all downloads to our webpages, we are able to ensure the latest versions are available at all times.

 

Implementation Starter Kit

It’s hard to start with collecting data and guarantee continuing implementation. To kickstart you in this process, we have developed the “Implementation Starter Kit”. This kit contains:

  • Patient data collection form example (Word)
  • Electronic data entry form with basic data capture functionality (Excel)

Please fill out the form below to get your Kit emailed to you directly!

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NOTE: While we encourage the sharing of DFA materials across the web and social media, please do not upload any DFA materials directly to another website, or alter these items, without DFA permission. By instead directing all downloads to our webpages, we are able to ensure the latest versions are available at all times.