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Insulin Pens in Acute Care Settings: Safety, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Published on: March 4, 2015
Project Number: RB0797-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical evidence on the safety of insulin pens in acute care settings?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of insulin pens in acute care settings?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of insulin pens in acute care settings?

Key Message

One non-randomized study and two economic evaluations were identified regarding the safety and cost-effectiveness of insulin pens in acute care settings.

Tags

drug delivery systems, hospitalization, hospitals, injections, inpatients, insulin, injections, subcutaneous, diabetes, medical devices, Hospital Medicine, Subcutaneous