Decade-Long Trends in Mortality Among Patients With and Without Diabetes Mellitus at a Major Academic Medical Center

JAMA: July 2014

The prevalence of diabetes mellitus has risen markedly over the past decade and is projected to increase substantially.1 More than 20% of hospitalized patients are estimated to have diabetes,2 and individuals with diabetes have historically experienced higher inpatient mortality than individuals without diabetes.3 Over the past decade, evidence from large clinical trials has prompted recommendations for tighter inpatient and outpatient glucose control, as well as more stringent blood pressure and lipid management, to improve outcomes for patients with diabetes.4– 6 It is unclear whether the mortality impact of diabetes has changed as a consequence. Read More