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P&T May 2012

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After a more lenient insulin protocol was implemented at the authors’ institution, patients’ blood glucose values stayed within the target range for a shorter time than with the former (stricter) protocol. Fewer episodes of hypoglycemia occurred with the newer protocol, but rates of severe hypoglycemia were similar with both protocols.


Seeking to determine whether moxifloxacin was being overused as a first-line therapy in the hospital, the authors found a high rate of appropriate use. Personal digital assistants (PDAs) were helpful, easy to use, and superior to paper methods in collecting data for their DUE review.

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