TABLE 1.

Hypoglycemia Screening Template Findings (Seven Medical Centers, June 2012 Through March 2017)

Template ComponentResponseTemplate Uses (total n = 17,909) (n [%])Patients (total n = 8,495) (n [%])
Question 1: In the past few months, how often did the patient/caregiver report that the patient had a low blood sugar?Once
2–3 times per month
Once a week
Daily
Any frequency
1,952 (10.9)
1,683 (9.4)
578 (3.2)
67 (0.4)
4,280 (23.9)
1,379 (16.2)
1,138 (13.4)
432 (5.1)
64 (0.8)
2,437 (28.7)
Question 2: In the past few months, how often did the patient/caregiver report that the patient had a low blood sugar serious enough that the patient felt they might pass out?Once
2–3 times per month
Once a week
Daily
Any frequency
507 (2.8)
252 (1.4)
80 (0.4)
18 (0.1)
857 (4.8)
478 (5.6)
243 (2.9)
80 (0.9)
18 (0.2)
780 (9.2)
Question 3: Did the patient/caregiver report that the patient passed out or fell because of a low blood sugar?Yes126 (0.7)122 (1.4)
Question 4: Did the patient/caregiver report that the patient required a visit to a clinic/ED/hospital because of a low blood sugar?Yes172 (1.0)166 (2.0)
Questions 2, 3, 4Any response indicating occurrence881 (4.9)802 (9.4)
Care planRelax (deintensification)
No change
Not available
3,205 (17.9)
13,053 (72.9)
1,651 (9.2)
2,224 (26.2)
5,680 (66.9)
591 (7.0)
Care plan in screenings reporting hypoglycemia*Relax (deintensification)
No change
Not available
2,139 (50.0)
1,915 (44.7)
226 (5.3)
1,378 (56.5)
907 (37.2)
152 (6.2)
  • * Total template uses n = 4,280; total patients n = 2,437.

  • ED, emergency department.