Best practice library – diabetes

Key overarching resources

The resources below are relevant across most or all of the areas and metrics listed on this page.

On December 1st 2020, we held a webinar with Professor Rayman and Professor Kar to discuss the key report recommendations. You can view this webinar below.

Metric / recommendation GIRFT standard
Hyperglycaemia – Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) : Total admissions (36 month rolling metric) n/a
Hypoglycemia : Total admissions (36 month rolling metric) n/a
Hyperglycaemia – Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) : Mean length of stay (days) (36 month rolling metric)                       5.3
Hypoglycemia : Mean length of stay (days) (36 month rolling metric)                       9.8
Hyperglycaemia – Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) : Emergency Readmissions within 30 days of discharge (%) (36 month rolling metric) 14.3%
Hypoglycemia : Emergency Readmissions within 30 days of discharge (%) (36 month rolling metric) 13.2%
Diabetes: Major amputations : Total admissions (36 month rolling metric) n/a
Diabetes: minor amputations : Total admissions n/a
Major amputations – patients with diabetes: mean length of stay                     10.9
Diabetes: minor amputations : Daycase rate (%) 50.0%
Major amputations – patients with diabetes: Emergency Readmissions within 30 days of discharge (%) 4.4%
Minor amputations – patients with diabetes: mean length of stay                       4.9
Minor amputations – patients with diabetes: Emergency Readmissions within 30 days of discharge (%) 5.9%
Repair of fracture neck of femur (patients with diabetes): Total admissions n/a
Repair of fracture neck of femur (patients with diabetes): Mean length of stay (days) 14
Repair of fracture neck of femur (patients with diabetes): Emergency Readmissions within 30 days of discharge (%) 8.0%
Diabetes: Pneumonia : Total admissions n/a
Diabetes: Pneumonia : Mean length of stay (days)                     11.6
Diabetes: Pneumonia : Emergency Readmissions within 30 days of discharge (%) 14.1%
Patients with diabetes: Emergency Readmissions within 30 days of discharge (%) 8.6%
Non-diabetic patients: emergency readmissions within 30 days of discharge 6.2%