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Diabetes variation in inpatient activity tool

Public Health England has published a tool for tackling unwarranted variations in diabetes inpatient services.

The variation in inpatient activity (VIA) tool shows how inpatient activity for patients with diabetes differs from a similar patient population without diabetes. Healthcare professionals can use the tool to explore the variation in inpatient activity (bed days in hospital, emergency re-admissions and day case admissions) for patients with diabetes compared to those without. This can help with planning and commissioning local services. The accompanying briefing gives an overview of the tool and presents data from 2014 to 2018, showing how inpatient activity for patients with diabetes varies between clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), and how it has changed over time.