National Paediatric Diabetes Audit Hospital admissions and complications reports 2011-2015

The National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA) reports highlight the main findings on the quality of care for children and young people with diabetes mellitus in England and Wales.

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2012-15 NPDA: Part 2 Hospital admissions and complications report

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.

Key audit questions:

  • How many children and young people are being admitted to hospital each year with diabetes related causes?
  • What are the causes for hospital admission?
  • What patient factors are associated with risk of hospital admission?
  • Is there regional variation in hospital admission rates?
  • Have there been changes to admission rates over time?

The 2011-12 Hospital admissions and complications report is also available to download below.