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Monday, 17 January 2011

Diabetes statistics bookmarked

We are in the process of updating our 'Diabetes in the UK 2010' document and I thought it was about time I got some of my stats-related bookmarks into a better order. They've rather run away with themselves and hopefully by putting them here I'll be able to work out what it was I was trying to find information on. This is a bit of a mixed bag (by no means complete) as we end up working on different aspects of it. If I find anything bookmark-worthy from my colleagues I'll add it here as well.

EDIT: 2 August 2011 - I've added a few more statistics resources.

If you know of a great resource that I've not put here yet, do give me a prod @JoBrodie ta :)

APHO (Association of Public Health Observatories)

Audits and general statistics (see also Children)
National Diabetes Audit
From 2003, latest data collection Sep / Oct 2010, latest report 2009 (background) (other)

National Diabetes Audit Executive Summary 2008-2009

NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare

NHS IC reports

QOF database, example Bradford & Airedale PCT (see ‘Search’ tab to select others)
For explanation of what QOF is see and

UK National Statistics – Publication Hub on diabetes topics
see also

Benchmarking and commissioning
Diabetes Community Health Profiles

Diabetes Data Directory

lntroduction to the NHS Diabetes Commissioning Resource

The fifth UK paediatric diabetes services survey: meeting guidelines and recommendations? July 2010 [BMJ abstract]

National Diabetes Paediatric Report 2008-2009

National Diabetes Audit
Key findings about the quality of care for children and young people with diabetes in England and Wales Report for the audit period 2007-2008

Comorbidities and other conditions
CEMACH diabetes reports

NASDAB: National Amputee Statistical Database (UK)
replaced by 'Limbless Statistics'
Unfortunately latest report is 2006 / 2007

Number of people with diabetes who have received screening for diabetic retinopathy in England

English National Screening Programme for Diabetic Retinopathy (ENSPDR)

Four Nations involvement

2010 Annual Evidence Update on Diabetic Retinopathy - Screening for diabetic retinopathy (methodologies)

NHS Evidence – diabetes: Retinopathy>Causes, Risk Factors and Screening

Critical appraisal info
Statistics at Square One

: Diabetes populations across the US

IDF (International Diabetes Federation): Diabetes Atlas

Labour Force Survey: Employment status by occupation and sex

National Statistics: Population Trends Spring 2008, No 131

NatCen (National Centre for Social Research)

NHS Evidence – diabetes (see also Treatments)

Office for National Statistics

NeLM search for diabetes
National electronic Library for Medicines

Health surveys
Health Survey for England

Health Survey for England - 2008 summary of key findings

Health Survey for England - 2008 trend tables and

Health Survey for England - 2008: Physical activity and fitness

Hospital admissions
Clinical and Health Outcomes Knowledge Base
Emergency hospital admissions: diabetic ketoacidosis and coma!OpenDocument



National service framework for diabetes: standards

[Report] Turning the Corner: Improving Diabetes Care (2006)

[Report] Six Years On Delivering the Diabetes National Service Framework (2010)

Insulin pumps
Scotland only
Appendix 2 Table of NHS Board planned investment in Insulin Pump Therapy
Judging from the Hansard reports (via TheyWorkForYou) retinopathy screening seems to be discussed more by Parliament in relation to Scotland

NHS Scotland: Figures are for patients with Type 1 diabetes receiving insulin pump therapy as of August 2009

YHPHO Insulin pump audit (2010)

Uncertainties about the Effects of Treatments

NHS Evidence - UK Database of Uncertainties about the Effects of Treatments (DUETs)

Prescription costs
Prescription Cost Analysis 2008

Prescribing for Diabetes in England: Supplement – January 2002 to March 2009
NHS IC – all prescription information

ABPI: Facts & Statistics from the pharmaceutical industry
Pharmaceuticals and the UK economy

NHS Information Centre report finds a 40% rise in cost and number of prescriptions to treat diabetes in England over the last 5 years (July 2010)

GPRD: Drug Utilisation & Disease Patterns
(don’t think I can access this but haven’t spent a lot of time on it)

Drug Topics 2010 (US)
2009 Top 200 generic drugs by total prescriptions

1 comment:

  1. Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO): Find your health profiles


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