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National Diabetes Inpatient Audit - Harms, 2019

Audit
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
NHS Trusts, Hospital Sites

Summary

NaDIA-Harms is a mandatory year-round collection of four harms that can occur to diabetic inpatients in Acute hospitals in England.

The Audit seeks to monitor these four complications:

Did the patient require injectable rescue treatment for Hypoglycaemia (Hypo) more than 6 hours after admission?

Was the patient diagnosed with new onset Diabetic KetoAcidosis (DKA) more than 24 hours after admission?

Was the patient diagnosed with new onset Hyperglycaemic Hyperosmolar State (HHS) more than 24 hours after admission?

Was the patient diagnosed with a new onset foot ulcer more than 72 hours after admissions?

The 2019 snapshot NaDIA annual report can be found here: http://digital.nhs.uk/pubs/nadia2019

Key Facts

Recommendation 1: Acute hospitals should all participate in NaDIA-Harms, an important improvement initiative.

Recommendation 2: Healthcare professionals should be aware of the increased risk of harm in hospital inpatients with higher risk characteristics.

100, out of a possible 131, NHS trusts submit data to the audit.

High risk characteristics have been determined by linking to characteristics held in the core National Diabetes Audit (NDA) 

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Last edited: 13 November 2020 9:32 am