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An integrated health system with several hospitals and ambulatory facilities needed a summary of what is in the literature around glycemic control in the critically ill patient and monitoring glucose with point of care testing devices.

This provider offers tertiary care with multiple hospital campuses, home health care services, preventive medicine, rehabilitation services, a network of primary care physicians, and an extensive range of outpatient services.


ECRI Institute PSO provided a custom research response through its PSO Plus membership service. Patient safety analysts performed a review of current peer reviewed journals, periodicals, and systematic reviews utilizing an inventory of current data sources and processes. ECRI Institute then provided a summary of best practices along with a summary of evidence.


The organization’s patient safety staff and clinical stakeholders used the custom research information to develop a protocol for tight glycemic control and insulin administration in their critically ill patients.