What is the global economic burden of type 2 diabetes?

March 31, 2015


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Date of publication: 19 March 2015

Publication type: Systematic review

In a nutshell: Published in the journal, PharmacoEconomics,
the research drew data from 109 studies that assessed
the economic effects of type 2 diabetes
in low-, high- and middle-income countries.



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

Investing in emotional and psychological wellbeing for patients with long-term conditions

June 7, 2012

Source: NHS Confederation

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Date of publication: April 2012

Publication type: Guidance

In a nutshell: This guiden has been developed to support commissioners, clinicians and managers in all health sectors to identify productivity improvements and design effective services for patients with LTCs. There is a section considering the economic impact of mental health issues for people with diabetes, which includes case studies demonstrating best practice.

Length of publication: 84 pages (Diabetes section page 12- 23)

Acknowledgements: NHS Networks

Social inequalities in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, control and monitoring

December 7, 2010

Title: Do social inequalities exist in terms of the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, control and monitoring of diabetes? A
systematic review

Source: Health & Social Care in the Community, 01 November 2010, 18 (6) p.572-587

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Date of publication: 1st November 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This review of diabetes healthcare in diabetes in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries shows that socioeconomic and ethnic inequalities are apparent even in economically developed countries which have universal healthcare systems in place.

Length of publication: 15 pages

Some Important Notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

Acknowledgement: Cinahl