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Safety Needles for Insulin Pens: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: October 18, 2019
Project Number: RB1407-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of insulin pens with safety needles for the management of patients with diabetes?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of insulin pens with safety needles for the management of patients with diabetes?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding needle selection for insulin pens for the management of patients with diabetes?

Key Message

Three evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding needle selection for insulin pens for the management of patients with diabetes.