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multidisciplinary team that participates in patient care and arranges continuing care after discharge and comprehensive patient education prior to discharge. Program results from January 2008 through October 2011 were evaluated. During follow-up, more than 600,000 blood glucose tests were performed. Blood glucose values declined from 196.4?��?98.4?mg/dl pre-IHIQP (August�CDecember 2007) to 174.5?��?82.0?mg/dl post-IHIQP (January�COctober 2011) (p?<?0.0001). Prevalence of glucose values lower than 60?mg/dl declined from 2% to 1.3% (p?<?0.004). Prevalence of glucose values ��?300?mg/dl declined from 13.6% to 8.4% (p?<?0.0001). Concomitantly, the proportion of in-target values of 80�C180?mg/dl increased from 47.7% to 58.1% (p?<?0.0001). This in-patient hyperglycaemia quality improvement program led to improvements in-patient glycaemic control, which continued over time. The effect of this improvement on in-patient <a href="http://www.selleck.cn/products/ch5424802.html
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