Sweet priced glucometers put infants at risk

It’s a false economy to screen neonates for hypoglycaemia with cheaper but less accurate non-enzymatic glucometers, according to a New Zealand cost-analysis of cot-side screening methods. The study authors say non-enzymatic glucometers are designed for use in adults and their precision is optimised for normoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia. In the hypoglycaemic range, they have been shown to ...

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