Diabetes, Inpatient Prescribing FAQs for Junior Doctors (897)


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A guideline is intended to assist healthcare professionals in the choice of disease-specific treatments.

Clinical judgement should be exercised on the applicability of any guideline, influenced by individual patient characteristics. Clinicians should be mindful of the potential for harmful polypharmacy and increased susceptibility to adverse drug reactions in patients with multiple morbidities or frailty.

If, after discussion with the patient or carer, there are good reasons for not following a guideline, it is good practice to record these and communicate them to others involved in the care of the patient.


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Acute / All Inpatient
Board Wide

Last reviewed: 01 September 2020

Next review: 30 November 2022

Author(s): Andrea Llano

Version: 4

Author Email(s): [email protected]

Co-Author(s): H Stubbs, T. Fernandes, S Cleland

Approved By: Medicines Utilisation Subcommittee of ADTC

Document Id: 897