Case study: Harnessing data for local quality improvement in diabetes
This case study describes a project run by Te Awakairangi Health Network (TeAHN) to use local data relating to diabetes to:
- identify practice variation
- explore the local drivers contributing to variation
- support quality improvement.
Data from the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Atlas of Healthcare Variation gave TeAHN a starting point for conducting local analysis, with an equity focus, and considering system-level factors that contribute to observed variation.