• Study
  • Published April 2014

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

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.

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