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The feasibility of collecting a minimum dataset within lymphoedema services

Eunice Jeffs, Mary Woods
7 September 2021

Data collected by a lymphoedema service can be valuable to demonstrate the type of patients referred to a service and the complexity of its workload. Similar data collected across a range of services can paint a broader picture and be used to illustrate staffing and resource requirements. The feasibility of using a standardised tool for the collection of a minimum set of data by lymphoedema services was tested by the London Lymphoedema Community of Practice over a 1-month period. The project highlighted that a minimum data set tool was feasible and suggested areas for further consideration in the data collected.

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