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 / recommendationGIRFT 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 admissionsn/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 admissionsn/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 admissionsn/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 discharge6.2%