Variation in Inpatient Activity: Diabetes
YHPHO has become part of Public Health England, joining its Knowledge and Intelligence Team (Northern and Yorkshire).
About VIA: Diabetes
The Variation in Inpatient Activity: Diabetes (VIA: Diabetes) tool allows users to compare information on inpatient activity for those with and without diabetes to provide evidence on differing care patterns.
The tool presents information for both primary care trusts (PCTs) and provider trusts across England on the actual and expected numbers of day cases, bed days and emergency readmissions for patients with diabetes. ‘Expected’ figures are calculated by assuming those with diabetes have the same rates of day cases, emergency readmissions or lengths of stay as patients without diabetes of a similar age. Data is broken down by Health Resource Groups (HRGs) allowing comparison between groups of conditions.
Access VIA: Diabetes
This tool is an update of the previously available NHS Diabetes tool ‘Diabetes Inpatient Activity, England’.
Guides to VIA: Diabetes
The following short guides will help you in using and interpreting VIA: Diabetes.
Briefing note explaining the changes made in this tool over the previous NHS Diabetes ‘Diabetes Inpatient Activity, England’ tool.
Training video: a guide to the functionality and interpretation of the VIA tool.
Last Updated: Thursday, 11th April 2013
Head of Health Intelligence - Diabetes Health Intelligence
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