The Queensland Inpatient Diabetes Survey (QuIDS) 2019: the bedside audit of practice

Peter Donovan, Benjamin P Sly and Gaurav Puri
Med J Aust 2022; 216 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51379
Published online: 7 February 2022

In reply: We acknowledge the valuable comments of Barmanray and colleagues1 and agree with the points made. While a bedside audit of practice such as the Queensland Inpatient Diabetes Survey (QuIDS) has the ability to assess glycaemic control, there is also the potential to measure other aspects of inpatient diabetes management, including diabetic foot and perioperative care, the incidence of prescribing errors, and the assessment of patients’ experience. Glucometric analysis, however, has the potential for near‐real time assessment of glycaemic parameters and the ability to use these measures to intervene and improve patient outcomes.2 But it requires hospitals to have access to an electronic medical record or to networked blood glucose monitoring, technology that is not available in many hospitals.

  • 1 Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2 University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
  • 3 Centre for Health Services Research, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
  • 4 Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD
  • 5 Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, Cairns, QLD
  • 6 Clinical Excellence Queensland, Queensland Health, Brisbane, QLD

Competing interests:

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