Special Issue "The Burden of Diabetes on Health Services"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2020).
Interests: epidemiology; public health; health services research; preventive medicine; vaccine
Interests: epidemiology; public health; non-communicable diseases; health services research; outcomes research
Interests: epidemiology; public health; non-communicable diseases; health services research; occupational medicine
Chronic noncommunicable diseases (CNCDs) are an important cause of morbidity
and mortality in the world. Among the CNCDs, diabetes mellitus (DM) is considered epidemic, affecting worldwide over 415 million adults. Population aging, growing obesity prevalence, sedentary lifestyle, and urbanization are considered the leading factors in the increase in DM incidence and prevalence worldwide. This scenario is having a high social and financial impact on patients and health systems, since DM is also associated with such complications as renal failure, lower limb amputation, blindness, and cardiovascular disease. In particular, people with DM have more outpatient visits, use more medications, have a higher probability of being hospitalized, and are more likely to require emergency and long-term care than people without the disease. Estimates of the current and future burden on the healthcare system can assist decision-makers in understanding the magnitude of the problem and prioritize research efforts. This Special Issue aims to summarize the latest research addressing the impact of DM on health services. In particular, papers that examine diabetes-related hospitalization, the impact of diabetes and its complications on hospital outcomes, and the effect of different pharmacological therapies on disease management are welcomed. Papers which examine the epidemiology of DM, primary care, out-hospital management of the disease, the impact of DM on other diseases, and the economic burden of DM will also be considered.
Prof. Dr. Tommaso Staniscia
Dr. Giuseppe Di Martino
Dr. Fabrizio Cedrone
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- Type 2 diabetes
- Type 1 diabetes
- Cardiovascular disease
- Lifestyle modification
- Diabetes related treatments
- Diabetes-related complications
- Longitudinal analysis
- Healthcare costs
- Pharmacological therapy
- Life expectancy