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ACP issues recommendations for management of high blood glucose in hospitalized patients
Date:5/23/2013

a more expensive than managing hyperglycemia with standard therapy."

IIT costs include implementation in a hospital and downstream expenses incurred to manage the consequent harms. No recent cost-effectiveness studies have incorporated results from the recent trials to evaluate the impact of IIT in light of the new evidence.

ACP's High Value Care Initiative

"Inpatient Glycemic Control" is part of ACP's High Value Care initiative, launched in 2010 to help physicians provide the best possible care to their patients while simultaneously reducing unnecessary health care costs. ACP defines high value care as the delivery of services providing benefits that make their harms and costs worthwhile.

Value is not merely cost. Some expensive tests and treatments have high value because they provide high benefit and low harm. Conversely, some inexpensive tests or treatments have low value because they do not provide enough benefit to justify even their low costs and might even be harmful.

ACP's evidence-based recommendations aim to educate physicians and patients about how to pursue care together that improves health, avoids harms, and eliminates wasteful practices.


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Contact: Steve Majewski
smajewski@acponline.org
American College of Physicians
Source:Eurekalert

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