Diabetes causes an economic burden to the patients.

Zhengyue Jing, Jie Chu, Zerin Imam Syeda, Xinyi Zhang, Qiongqiong Xu, Long Sun, Chengchao Zhou

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Patients with diabetes face economic challenges. To reduce that we need full proof health service system to dislodge such burden.

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Catastrophic health expenditure among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients: A province-wide study in Shandong, China.

Authors:
Dr. Zerin Imam Syeda, BDS, MPH
Dr. Zerin Imam Syeda, BDS, MPH
Shandong Medical University
Doctoral Candidate
Oral Medicine, Paedodontics, Geriatric Dentistry, Periodontology, LASER, Reproductive and Child Health, Biostatistics,
Jinan, Shandong | China

J Diabetes Investig 2019 Mar 25;10(2):283-289. Epub 2018 Aug 25.

School of Public, Health Shandong University, Jinan, China.

Aims/introduction: Diabetes mellitus often causes high economic burden on the patients and their households. The present study aimed to assess the incidence and intensity of catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) relating to type 2 diabetes mellitus care, and to explore its determinants in China.

Materials And Methods: A total of 1,948 type 2 diabetes patients were included in the analysis. CHE for type 2 diabetes mellitus was defined as out-of-pocket payments for diabetes care that were ≥40% of the non-food expenditure of a household. The Chi-square-test was used to identify the factors associated with CHE. Multivariate logistic regression was used to assess the effects of explanatory analysis variables.

Results: The incidence of CHE for type 2 diabetes mellitus care was 13.8%. An association was observed between CHE incidence and household income level, and the poorest group was more likely to experience CHE as a result of diabetes mellitus care. The type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with complications were found to be more likely to experience CHE. Diabetes patients who experienced outpatient or inpatient services increased the likelihood of CHE, and those who experienced inpatient services were more likely to incur CHE.

Conclusions: Type 2 diabetes mellitus has a significantly catastrophic effect on patients and their households in China. Early screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus patients among the high-risk groups and effective management of the detected cases should be priorities to reduce the overall healthcare expenditure for type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jdi.12901DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6400173PMC
March 2019
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