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High diabetes prevalence and insulin medication errors in hospital patients

Abstract

We conducted three single-day point type 2 diabetes prevalence surveys of all in patient clinical records in November 2013, 2014 and 2016. The prevalence of diabetes was 19.7–25.3%. The majority (63.4–76%) had type 2 diabetes. Twenty-one percent (n=21) in 2013, 12% (n= 9) in 2014 and 22.6% (n= 21) in 2016 were diagnosed with diabetes during hospital admission; 41.8% (n= 41) in 2013, 46.7% (n= 35) in 2014 and 51.6% (n= 48) in 2016 required insulin. The high prevalence of diabetes among inpatients mandates active detection and specialist management of diabetes during the admission

Type Journal
Authors Taylor, J.E.; Campbell,L.V.; Zhang, L; Greenfield, J.R.
Responsible Garvan Author Prof Jerry Greenfield
Publisher Name INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL
Published Date 2018-12-19
Published Volume 48
Published Issue 12
Published Pages 1529-1532
Status Published in-print
DOI 10.1111/imj.14124
URL link to publisher's version https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30517999