alexa Direct medical cost and glycemic control in type 2 diabetic Saudi patients.
Diabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

Author(s): Almutairi N, Alkharfy KM

Abstract Share this page

Abstract BACKGROUND: The prevalence of diabetes mellitus continues to increase globally. Furthermore, it is projected that healthcare expenditure on this epidemic will mount to US$490 billion in 2030. Information on the economic burden of diabetes care in Saudi Arabia is largely lacking. OBJECTIVES: This retrospective observational study evaluated the direct medical cost of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in a Saudi population in relation to glycemic control at a governmental institution from a payer's perspective. METHODS: Three hundred subjects attending a university hospital were classified into three groups (n = 100 each) based on HbA1c values to <7 \%, 7-9 \%, and >9 \%. The total direct medical costs were calculated for drug therapy, diagnostic procedures, hospitalization, and outpatient visits. The year of valuation for the costings was 2010/2011. RESULTS: The total annual direct medical cost per group was found to be US$1,384.19 for HbA1c <7 \%, US$2,036.11 for HbA1c 7-9 \%, and US$3,104.86 for HbA1c >9 \% (p < 0.001). There was also a statistically positive relationship in the total care cost of diabetic patients and the number of co-morbidities (p < 0.001). A direct association of the cost of medications that have been disbursed for diabetic patients and the medical specialty of the treating physician (r = 0.390; p < 0.0001), and the cost of laboratory analyses (r = 0.351; p < 0.0001), was observed as also between the cost of laboratory diagnosis and days of hospitalization (r = 0.478; p < 0.0001). Multivariate analysis showed that the relationship between HbA1c and total cost is independent of age and gender, while co-morbidities remain as a significant predictor for the total cost. CONCLUSIONS: Collectively, the estimated direct annual medical cost of diabetes care in Saudi Arabia would be enormous. The current study offers more insight into the economic burden of diabetes on the country. This article was published in Appl Health Econ Health Policy and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords