What can I do to help improve medication safety for patients with diabetes?
How to be at the forefront of the drive to improve care for inpatients with diabetes
A new report from charity Diabetes UK, published in October, revealed worrying inadequacies in the care of hospital patients with diabetes.
The report – Making Hospitals Safe for People with Diabetes – revealed that 260,000 inpatients with diabetes in England experienced a medication error during their hospital stay last year.
Of these, 9,600 experienced a serious and potentially life-threatening episode of hypoglycaemia caused by poor insulin management.
The prevalence of diabetes in England is increasing, with data from Diabetes UK showing that more than a million people with the condition were admitted to hospital in England last year. One in six hospital beds is currently occupied by...
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