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dc.contributor.authorNatarajan, Muthusamy
dc.contributor.authorD'Silva, Karen
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-29T13:17:14Z
dc.date.available2017-09-29T13:17:14Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationNatarajan, M. & D'Silva, K. (2007). Blood glucose monitoring in a regional secure unit. Psychiatric Bulletin, 31 (6), pp.234.
dc.identifier.other10.1192/pb.31.5.234b
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/11401
dc.description.abstractComments on an article by Catharine Jane Tarrant (see record 2006-10897-003). The author reaffirms the shortfalls in blood glucose monitoring in psychiatric practice, and we have confirmed this in two audits at a regional secure unit. These audits suggest that monitoring of blood glucose was unsatisfactory and recommendations (e.g. robust review of physical healthcare at care programmed approach meetings) to improve standards have subsequently been put into place. However, what is not known is the impact that the poor monitoring had on patient morbidity. One might predict that early detection and treatment of hyperglycaemia would prevent secondary problems such as coronary, renal and vascular complications in this patient population. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
dc.description.urihttps://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/psychiatric-bulletin/article/blood-glucose-monitoring-in-a-regional-secure-unit/1A7B137B35554E9F62DE763D121C260D
dc.subjectPsychiatric hospitals
dc.subjectBlood glucose
dc.subjectDrug therapy
dc.subjectMental disorders
dc.titleBlood glucose monitoring in a regional secure unit
dc.typeCorrespondence


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