General IQECAD project information

Last updated: 2023-05-03 18:50

Project name

Initiative for quality improvement and epidemiology in children and adolescents with diabetes

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Project code


Primary organization that oversees implementation of project

  • Sciensano

Partner organization participating in project

  • Not available

Organization that commissioned this project

  • National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (RIZIV-INAMI)

Organization providing monetary or material support

  • National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (RIZIV-INAMI)

Brief project description

About 17 centres are recognized by the INAMI-RIZIV for the treatment of diabetes in children and adolescents. Through regular data collections, the IQECAD project monitors quality of care in these centres and provides individualised feedback, helping the centres to improve their quality of care. The project is executed by Sciensano and governed by a group of national experts.

The activities within this initiative can be summarized as follows:

  • IQECAD conducts regular audits in the Belgian pediatric diabetes centres to evaluate quality of care using valid, evidence-based quality indicators whenever possible.
  • IQECAD helps the pediatric diabetes centres to improve quality of care by offering individual feedback with anonymous benchmarking.
  • IQECAD studies epidemiological aspects of diabetes in children and adolescents and increases scientific knowledge.

Regulatory framework of this project

Consult the regulatory framework information published on the pages.