DFA guides you through
Each patient with a diabetic foot ulcer deserves optimal evidence-based treatment. Australian and international guidelines are available to direct evidence-based clinical practice in Australia. Diabetic Foot Australia supports for access to this information.
As part of our “DFA Guides You Through” series, we guide you through Australian and International Guidelines. We have summarized the Australian and international guidelines, and discussed the most important differences. Rather than sitting down and having to read both guidelines in full, we've broken this down into six handy parts below.
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. The Australian Diabetic Foot Minimum Dataset Dictionary has been endorsed by Wounds Australia.
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.
Get your 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 directly to you.
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