Successful Models of Implementation

Key Points

  • Hyperglycemia in the hospital affects quality of care, patient safety, length of stay, and cost; hence, addressing hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients can unite professionals in a common quest.

  • Models for implementation of improved control of hyperglycemia include:

    • Consultant Model

    • Diabetes Team Model

    • System-Wide Model

  • It is important to adapt the model you choose to fit your particular institution’s needs.

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