Journal article

Medication-related problems occurring in people with diabetes during an admission to an adult teaching hospital: A retrospective cohort study

Kate Claydon-Platt, Elizabeth Manias, Trisha Dunning

DIABETES RESEARCH AND CLINICAL PRACTICE | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2012

Abstract

AIMS: To examine the characteristics of medication-related problems occurring in people with diabetes admitted to hospital and to identify risk factors for medication-related problems. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of medication-related problems occurring in patients admitted to an adult, inner-city Australian teaching hospital was conducted over two-years. The risk factors associated with medication-related problems were identified using random effect logistic regression. RESULTS: There were 9530 admissions of people with diabetes involving 5205 individuals over a two-year period. Medication-related problems were associated with 686 (7.2%) admissions involving 571 individuals (11.0%..

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The Australian Research Council Linkage provided a project grant through a scholarship and St. Vincent's Hospital provided additional funding. The data management team at St. Vincent's Hospital provided data, and The University of Melbourne Mathematic and Statistics Department provided advice on logistic regression analysis.Kate Claydon-Platt received a PhD project grant through a scholarship from the Australian Research Council Linkage and St. Vincent's Heath provided additional funding.