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Benchmarking Canterbury Type 1 diabetes outcomes to Australasian centers

A 2018/2019 Summer Studentship research project

By comparing outcomes to other sites in Australasia, we will be able to if what we can learn from comparable clinical services in Australasia, and make service improvement if applicable.

Student: Morgan Arnold
Supervisor: Dr Martin de Bock
Sponsor: TBC

Project brief


Benchmarking of clinical outcomes is a critical point of service improvement. This study will utilize a newly installed database for children with type 1 diabetes, and compile data to send to an Australasian database. This data will also give the opportunity to identify geographical differences in therapies used.


To describe the treatment modalities and clinical outcomes of children with type 1 diabetes under the care of the diabetes team in Canterbury.


The researcher will create a data output from our database. The researcher will also backfill 24 months of data where possible so that longitudinal trends can be created. By accessing data from the Australasian Diabetes Database Network, the researcher will compare our data set to that of the larger cohort, and prepare a report on significant deviations from other comparable clinical sites.

Student researcher’s component of the study

The student will be responsible for backfilling data, and producing the current dataset. The researcher will then be responsible for making comparative analyses with the larger Australasian dataset.