Best initiative to minimise inpatient stay

Highly commended

The DECIDE Study: Delivering Early Care in Diabetes Evaluation

by Cardiff University

This study investigated the impact of home or hospital management on biopsychosocial and economic outcomes of children with type 1 diabetes at the time of diagnosis. Children were randomised to receive treatment initiation at home or in hospital with a primary outcome of difference in HbA1c 24 months after commencing therapy, while personal outcomes such as anxiety and quality of life were also measured. The study found that hospital management of type 1 diabetes in clinically-well children at diagnosis significantly increases NHS costs, with no difference in glycaemic control or quality of life over the first 24 months when compared to home management. 

Judges comment:

"This entry was robust, well-designed and really excellent. The data matched the objectives and the evidence on use of the programme is clear. It answers important questions and offers a chance to create innovation. The team provided continued support and fulfilled their remit."

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  • 2023 KEY DATES
  • Open for Entry:
    Thursday 27 April 2023
  • Entry Deadline:
    Friday 7 July 2023
  • Judging Day:
    Tuesday 8 September 2023
  • Awards Ceremony:
    Thursday 12 October 2023