MEASURE IT, IMPROVE IT: the Safer Patients Initiative and quality improvement in subcutaneous insulin therapy for hospital in-patients

R Rushmer, D Voigt

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    Abstract

    NHS Tayside, UK, identified risks with subcutaneous insulin therapy for hospital in-patients: overlooked abnormal blood glucose readings; prescription errors and failure to administer insulin. Involvement in the Safer Patients Initiative provided opportunities to use different methods of quality improvement, to create a process that facilitated prevention, detection and mitigation of diabetes management problems for in-patients requiring subcutaneous insulin therapy. The aim was to explain these methods, their use and results obtained.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)960-967
    Number of pages8
    JournalDiabetic Medicine
    Volume25
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • Adult
    • Diabetes Mellitus
    • Hospitalization
    • Hospitals
    • Humans
    • Hypoglycemic Agents
    • Injections, Subcutaneous
    • Insulin
    • Medical Records
    • Quality of Health Care
    • Risk Assessment

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