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Journal Article

Use of a standardized protocol to decrease medication errors and adverse events related to sliding scale insulin.

Donihi AC, DiNardo MM, DeVita MA, et al. Quality & safety in health care. 2006;15:89-91.

Investigators implemented a sliding scale insulin protocol and physician order form to standardize the delivery of insulin. They found the tool was used in 91% of orders and considerably reduced prescription errors and episodes of hyperglycemia.