National Paediatric Diabetes Audit Part 2: Hospital Admissions and Complications
This is the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit Report: Hospital Admissions, the second analysis of admissions data published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. For the first time, data submitted by healthcare professionals working in paediatric diabetes units has been combined with Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) and data from the Patient Episode Database for Wales (PEDW) to provide a robust picture of diabetes-related admissions in England and Wales.
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Part 1 of the NPDA annual report summarises diabetes related outcomes and the completion rates of key healthcare checks as recommended by NICE guidelines.
This report (Part 2) summarises hospital admission data for children and young people with diabetes over three annual audit cycles between the 1st April 2012 and the 31st March 2015.
Admissions to hospital among children and young people with diabetes place a large burden on NHS resources and patient and family wellbeing, and can be considered as a quality of care or performance indicator. This report investigates acute emergency hospital admissions where the primary diagnosis is related to diabetes in children and young people cared for in Paediatric Diabetes Units (PDUs) in England and Wales.
The full report is available to download via the link at the bottom of this page.