Journal article

The high burden of inpatient diabetes mellitus: the Melbourne Public Hospitals Diabetes Inpatient Audit

Leon A Bach, Elif I Ekinci, Dennis Engler, Chris Gilfillan, P Shane Hamblin, Richard J MacIssac, Georgia Soldatos, Cheryl Steele, Glenn M Ward, Sue Wyatt

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of diabetes in inpatients in Melbourne hospitals. DESIGN: Point prevalence survey of all inpatients in each hospital on a single day between 30 November 2010 and 22 November 2012. SETTING: 11 hospitals in metropolitan Melbourne including community, secondary and tertiary hospitals and one aged care and rehabilitation centre. PARTICIPANTS: 2308 adult inpatients in all wards apart from intensive care, emergency, obstetrics and psychiatry. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Point prevalence of self-reported diabetes, details of current medication, self-reported frequency of complications. RESULTS: Diabetes status was obtained in 2273 of 2308 inpatients (98.5%). Of the..

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