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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

An interprofessional qualitative study of barriers and potential solutions for the safe use of insulin in the hospital setting.

Rousseau M-P, Beauchesne M-F, Naud A-S, et al. Canadian journal of diabetes. 2014;38:85-9.

This focus group study among physicians, nurses, and pharmacists in the hospital setting found that variability in practices for inpatient insulin use contributed to adverse events. The authors advocate for a systems approach to insulin management to enhance safety. A past AHRQ WebM&M commentary suggested that a uniform algorithm for insulin administration be implemented in all acute care settings.