Lifestyle Interventions to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

January 15, 2016

Source: Journal of Diabetes Research

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Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Lifestyle interventions for the prevention of type 2 diabetes are cost-effective. Such interventions should be promoted as an investment in the fight against diabetes.

 

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Much of NHS £10bn diabetes spend ‘wasted’

May 9, 2014

Source:  OnMedica

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Date of publication: 7 May 2014

Publication type: Journal article

Length of publication: 1 web page

In a nutshell: The charity, Diabetes UK, claims in its latest report The cost of diabetes that the ‘vast majority’ of the £10bn that NHS spends each year on diabetes care is being used ineffectively because it is being spent on treating complications that good healthcare could often have prevented.


Prescribing for Diabetes, England – 2005-06 to 2012-13

September 7, 2013

Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre

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Date of publication:  August 2013

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report is the latest in a series of publications on diabetes by The Health and Social Care Information Centre. It covers the period 2005-06 to 2012-13. the data outlines the increase in cost and number of items prescribed over the period.

Length of publication: 1 web page (links to 4 pdfs)

Acknowlegements: NHS Networks


Diabetes Outcomes Versus Expenditure Tool (DOVE)

February 13, 2013

Source: Yorkshire & Humber Public Health Observatory

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Date of publication: January 2013

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The Diabetes Outcomes Versus Expenditure (DOVE) tool has been updated to provide data for 2011-12. It enables comparisons of expenditure on diabetes care with clinical outcomes for a selected CCG, other CCGs with similar populations and all other CCGs.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Source: NHS Networks


Diabetes prescriptions top 40 million in England after 50 per cent rise in six years

September 10, 2012

Source: The Information Centre

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Date of publication:  August 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report focuses on primary care,and shows that diabetes drugs are taking up a bigger share of both total drugs dispensed and the total net cost to the NHS each year.

Length of publication: 1 web page 

Source: NHS Networks


Diabetes: Most NHS costs wasteful

June 7, 2012

Title: Diabetes: Most NHS costs wasteful, says Diabetic Medicine

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: April 2012

Publication type: News Story

In a nutshell: The BBC report the findings of an article published in Diabetic Medicine Journal which suggests that much spending on diabetes is avoidable. Improved health checks and better education could reduce the cost of treating complications whihc amounts to 80% of the NHS £9.8bn diabetes bill.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Follow this link to read the full article reference: “Estimating the current and future costs of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in the UK, including direct health costs and indirect societal and productivity costs” Hex et al Diabetic Medicine ‘Accepted Article’, doi: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2012.03698.x

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Acknowledgements: NHS Networks


Failure to deal with long-term health problems ‘costs NHS £13bn a year’

March 7, 2012

Source: Guardian Healthcare Network

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Date of publication: February 2012

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: This news story summarises a report from the King’s Fund which highlights that people with long term conditions such as diabetes are more likely to have mental health problems, with each costing up to 45% more to treat.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Follow this link to read the King’s Fund 32 page report “Long-term conditions and mental health: The cost of co-morbidities”