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ABCD Dapagliflozin Audit

About the ABCD nationwide dapagliflozin audit

This audit, when it was launched in September 2014, was particularly important at the time with dapagliflozin being the first of the new class of drugs for diabetes, the SGLT2 inhibitors. As with the ABCD GLP1-receptor agonist audits (exenatide, liraglutide and exenatide QW) that were ongoing at the time, it was felt that patients being treated with the new class in real clinical practice might be different from those in clinical trials and outcomes might also be different both in terms of safety and efficacy. As with the exenatide QW audit, the great step forward for this audit is that it is being hosted on HSCN - the latest version of NHSnet. Access the on-line tool for the audit does require the user to be on HSCN – ie in an NHS hospital, GP surgery etc. The audit has a number of objectives

The new web-based audit tool on HSCN

The new audit tool is based on the exenatide QW audit tool. It is easy to use. Being on HSCN it has optimum security for patient identifiable data with regard to your own patients, but anonymises the data when it is utilised in the national audit. There are some special features with regard to the data export both for your own local analysis and for the nationwide analysis. The export now allows you to choose which data to download for analysis as well as providing all data. It also allows you to choose to download the data aggregated to 2 monthly, 3 monthly, 4 monthly or 6 monthly time points.  The tool has the facility to detect data from the same patient entered in two sites (eg hospital and primary care) and to merge the data when exported - see centres and sites below.

Structure of the audit – centres and sites

For this audit the concept of centres and sites is utilised in the same way as in the exenatide QW audit. Typically a centre might be an NHS Trust. Sites might be hospitals associated with that Trust, and/or health centres or GP surgeries in the local vicinity. If set up in this structure, designated leaders of the local audit would be given access to download the anonymised data of all the patients associated with the centre for more powerful local analysis of data involving higher numbers. Findings so made through such local analysis could be put forward for further testing on the full national dataset.

Non ABCD members

Non ABCD members are welcome to take part in the audit and will be given access to the on-line audit tool when they register for the audit.

Register to take part in the audit and access to the on-line tool

To register for the audit and be given access to the on-line tool on the ABCD website on HSCN click here.

Northern Ireland and Worldwide

As Northern Ireland is not on HSCN, a non HSCN version of the tool has been developed which can allow any country in the world to enrol at no cost and utilise the facilities. Any country, and centres in the country, may collect and analyse their own data which will then automatically become part of worldwide audit. For more information click here.

Collect data on-line or via paper forms

The on-line audit tool is so easy to use that live data entry in clinic is a real option to be considered. Otherwise to facilitate data collection during clinics there are two paper forms which exactly match the data that can be entered into the audit tool. You can download and print these forms locally – see the links provided.

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Audit Objectives

To see the audit objectives as they were when the audit was launched click here