Making Hospitals Safe for People with Diabetes

When Feb 01, 2019 from 09:25 AM to 04:25 PM
Where London
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This conference focuses on making hospitals safe for people with diabetes – improving inpatient diabetes care.

Data from the latest National Diabetes Inpatient Audit which measures the quality of care provided to people with diabetes while they are admitted to hospital whatever the cause, states that:

  • Around 1 in 6 hospital beds are occupied by a person with diabetes (18 per cent). 1 in 15 of the total population have diabetes (7 per cent) 
  • More than a quarter of hospital sites report no dedicated diabetes inpatient specialist nurses (DISNs) (28 per cent) 
  • One fifth of hospital sites do not have a multi-disciplinary footcare team (MDFT) (20 per cent), though this proportion has reduced from 42 per cent in 2011 

Almost one third of inpatients with diabetes have a medication error during their hospital stay (31 per cent) 

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