Diabetes variation in inpatient activity (VIA) tool

The VIA tool shows how inpatient activity for patients with diabetes differs from a similar patient population without diabetes.

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Summary of diabetes VIA tool results: 2014 to 2015 and 2017 to 2018

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Healthcare professionals can use the VIA tool to explore the variation in inpatient activity (bed days in hospital, emergency re-admissions and day case admissions) for patients with diabetes compared to those without. This can help with planning and commissioning local services.

Guidance for users is included in the tool.

The briefing gives an overview of the tool and presents data from 2014 to 2015 up to 2017 to 2018, showing how inpatient activity for patients with diabetes varies between clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), and how it has changed over time.

Published 29 September 2019
Last updated 22 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated the variation in inpatient activity tool and summary report.
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