Program of systematic monitoring and continuous improvement of the quality of diabetes care

Introduction. Since its activation in 2006, CORESEARCH collaborates with the AMD (Associazione Medici Diabetologi) Annals project, one of the most important initiatives at international level in the monitoring and continuous improvement of the quality of care. Details of the initiative are available at the website  http://aemmedi.it/pages/annali_amd/
The clinical, methodological, statistical and computer science skills of CORESEARCH have been made available to the AMD scientific society covering all the project phases, spacing from the definition of quality indicators of diabetes care to the definition of the minimum data set needed for the indicators computation; from the preparation of the protocol and the study material to the activation of the ethics committees; from the statistical analysis to the writing of scientific publications

Aims. To improve the quality of care provided by the Italian diabetes centers through the periodic review of the indicators and the implementation of improvement strategies (benchmarking). To exploit the large database for clinical and epidemiological in-depth analyses (elderly care, gender medicine, management of complications, drug use, etc.)

Type of study. No-profit observational, longitudinal, multicenter study

Population. Over 500,000 patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes seen at least once in the Italian diabetes centers from 2005 onwards

Centers. At least 200 centers in Italy

Promoters. Associazione Medici Diabetologi

Funding. Associazione Medici Diabetologi

Status. Ongoing study

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