Investigators wanted to find if diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) was becoming a more common reason for hospital admission in people living with diabetes, and also to try to assess the quality of these hospital admissions. They examined English hospital admission data from the period 1998–2013. Hospitalisation for DKA increased in adults with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, and associated healthcare performance did not improve over time, with the exception of a decreased length of hospital stay.
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