Despite the existence of evidence-based guidelines for the care of children with diabetes, widespread gaps in knowledge, attitude, and practice remain. How can SWEET help to fill these gaps? What can SWEET offer to his members to satisfied their needs to improve?
Benchmarking is a core pillar of the SWEET initiative. Sharing data, comparing each other in non-competitive manner results in learning from and with others.
You can’t know where you are going until you know where you’ve been.Anonymous
Collecting data in high quality: the biannual data collection includes a feedback report (example to download or to pop-up) and allows the member to correct the errors or inconsistencies of their data. Our principle is to focus on a limited number of items in the database, roughly consolidated. You can imagine that in this extremely rapid growing group with huge differences in technical prerequisites keeping a solid data set in high quality is challenging.
SWEET accompany his members in the whole circle of benchmarking.
The members receive twice a year the SWEET Benchmarking report. 70 pages divided into a general part concerning the whole group followed by a section focused on the individual center. The report is delivered as a pdf and additionally as a PowerPoint presentation which allows the members to copy charts and tables of interest directly in documents assigned to present their data for multiple purposes.
The publication of the SWEET-Benchmarking-Report will be disussed at the SWEET-meeting.
SWEET – Meeting: The biannual SWEET meetings (one is held during the ISPAD congress) give us a good possibility to focus on data quality, to show the strength of the data collection in SWEET but also the weaknesses. We discuss the pro and cons of introducing news items to the database.
By giving SWEET members the opportunity to compare their data SWEET enables you to follow the circle of benchmarking easily.
Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.Robin Sharma
To create a sustainable international group the active participation of the members is mandatory and the flexibility of the organization to adapt to the needs of their members. If you are interested in raising your understanding for your work in comparison to the other centers, countries, cultures and practices.
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