NaDIA Harms report is published

By Editor
30th November 2020
Audits, Inpatient Type 1 diabetes Type 2 diabetes

Healthcare professionals should be aware of the increased risk of harm in hospital inpatients with higher risk characteristics, according to the 2019 National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) – Harms.

NaDIA Harms is a mandatory year-round collection of four harms that can occur to those with diabetes who are admitted to  acute hospitals in England.

It is a continuous collection of serious inpatient harms that affect people with diabetes. Data collection began on 1 May 2018.

The 2019 report covers NaDIA-Harms data collected between May 2018 and October 2019. All acute hospitals in England should take part in the audit to help reduce the rates of serious inpatient harms by informing their quality improvement work.

The report seeks to monitor the following complications:

  • Did the person require injectable rescue treatment for Hypoglycaemia (Hypo) more than six hours after admission?
  • Was the person diagnosed with new onset Diabetic KetoAcidosis (DKA) more than 24 hours after admission?
  • Was the person diagnosed with new onset Hyperglycaemic Hyperosmolar State (HHS) more than 24 hours after admission?
  • Was the person diagnosed with a new onset foot ulcer more than 72 hours after admissions.

A total of 2,905 Harms were submitted for this year’s report and using estimates derived from the 2019 NaDIA snapshot, case ascertainment in NaDIA-Harms ranges from six per cent (diabetic foot ulcer) to 20 per cent (DKA).

The majority of submitted harms were hypoglycaemic rescue with 2,055 recorded, followed by 440 incidents of DKA, 330 DFU and 80 HFU.

To read the report, click here.

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