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Table 3 Effect modification analysis between June to August 2013 and June to August 2016

From: Evaluating the effectiveness of a multi-faceted inpatient diabetes management program among hospitalised patients with diabetes mellitus

  June to August 2013
N = 3201a
June to August 2016
N = 3022a
Effect measuresb
(95% CI)
P-value
Patient-days 20,277 17,183   
Patient-days with any glucose > 14 mmol/L, n (%)
 Medical ward 5155 (25.4) 4023 (23.4) 0.79 (0.65 to 0.95) 0.012
 Surgical ward 508 (2.5) 535 (3.1) 1.41 (1.01 to 1.97) 0.046
  1. aNumber of admissions to medical and surgical wards was reported for each time period and it constituted about 97% of total admissions for both time periods
  2. bThe associations between glucometrics and the time periods were fully adjusted with respect to the implementing phase, age, gender, ethnicity groups, emergency admission, type of ward, and illness severity status, using logistic regression with Generalized Estimation Equations