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National estimates of insulin-related hypoglycemia and errors leading to emergency department visits and hospitalizations.

Geller AI, Shehab N, Lovegrove MC, et al. National estimates of insulin-related hypoglycemia and errors leading to emergency department visits and hospitalizations. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(5)(5):678-686. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.136.

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Geller AI, Shehab N, Lovegrove MC, et al. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(5):678-686.
| March 26, 2014

According to this large study, nearly 100,000 emergency department visits and 30,000 hospitalizations in the United States each year are due to insulin-related hypoglycemia and errors. Patients older than 80 years were found to be at highest risk for these adverse events.

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Geller AI, Shehab N, Lovegrove MC, et al. National estimates of insulin-related hypoglycemia and errors leading to emergency department visits and hospitalizations. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(5)(5):678-686. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.136.