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Small proportion of hypoglycemia events captured by surveillance

11:04 EDT 16 Apr 2018 | Healio

Pharmacologically treated patients with diabetes commonly reported experiencing severe hypoglycemic events; however, health care utilization-based surveillance captured only about 5% of self-reported events, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
“Surveillance in the United States has relied on data from [electronic medical records] or administrative claims from ED visits and hospital admissions for hypoglycemia, which are presumably the most severe and costly events,” Andrew J. Karter, PhD, from the division of research at Kaiser Permanente, and colleagues

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