Table 1

Sociodemographics of patients included in the quality improvement project

CharacteristicsMay 2016October 2016January 2017
Mean age (years)62±17.160±17.762±16.5
Age range (years)20–9519–9118–96
Male:female ratio1.5:11.3:11:1
Dose (hydrocortisone equivalent dose/24 hours)15581146948
Average duration of steroid treatment (days)3.793.955.4
  • There was a significant improvement in junior doctors’ knowledge regarding route of steroids causing steroid-induced hyperglycaemia, monitoring and follow-up required on discharge.