Disease Management Information Toolkit
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The Disease Management Information Toolkit (DMIT) is a good practice toolkit designed to help increase the efficiency of services for children with long-term conditions. It was originally developed by the Department of Health for the NHS to help service providers identify which conditions contribute to high numbers of emergency bed days.
This toolkit is primarily aimed at primary care trusts (PCTs) and commissioners of children's health and social care services, although it will inform those working with people with long-term conditions at all levels.
The toolkit uses data already in the public domain to present information in a user-friendly format. It also provides a summary report of key data and information on trends over time and potential cost savings.
There are three modules available for this toolkit.
All modules have been updated to include 2011/12 Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data.
DMIT has now been updated to include:
- comparisons of emergency admission rates, bed days and lengths of stay with a range of different comparators;
- red, amber and green colour coding to highlight where a PCT is better, worse or similar to comparator areas;
- confidence intervals; and
- the facility to print the tool as one easy-to-use report.
The Disease Management Information Toolkit (DMIT) has information at PCT level on emergency hospital admissions for patients aged under 19 with a primary diagnosis of a particular condition. The toolkit enables PCTs to compare their emergency admission rates, bed days and lengths of stay with a range of different comparators. It is designed to highlight variations at PCT level and allow benchmarking to inform the commissioning decision-making process for children's services.
The toolkit uses data from the Information Centre for Health and social care Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data warehouse on emergency admissions, emergency bed days and length of stay.
DMIT is sponsored by the Department of Health.