Glucometrics: Assessing Quality in Inpatient Glycemic Management

Key Points

  • Glucometrics is a way to measure the success of inpatient glucose management. Getting timely and accurate metrics to frontline clinical teams, which can analyze the results and look for cause and effect, will transform performance improvement into optimal outcomes.

  • Glucometrics generally consists of 3 measures:

    • Glycemic exposure

    • Efficacy of control

    • Rate of adverse events

  • Basing performance metrics on blood glucose data will help to identify opportunities for improvement in glycemic management across the health system.

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