Special Issue "Economic Causes and Impacts of Diabetes and Diabetes-Related Conditions"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2017).
Interests: health economics; health inequalities; applied econometrics; economic evaluation; simulation modelling
Diabetes and diabetes-related complications have a substantial burden on healthcare costs, morbidity and premature mortality. In 2015, it was estimated 415 million adults has diabetes worldwide and diabetes-related health expenditure would cost approximately $673 billion, with these numbers projected to increase in the future.
A combination of genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors play a role in determining an individuals’ risk of developing diabetes. In addition economic factors play a role in how individuals manage their diabetes and access to treatments which influence their subsequent risk of developing diabetes-related complications. Poor management of important clinical risk factors, impacting on the incidence of diabetes and diabetes-related complications are also likely to result in increased healthcare costs (both public and private) as well as other economic factors, such as labour force participation and the uptake of private health insurance.
This Special Issue aims at collating innovative papers that improve our understanding of those economic factors (e.g. income, education, lifestyle, employment, environmental, health insurance) that influence both the risk of developing diabetes and the progression and management of an individual’s diabetes. Papers which examine and quantify the impact of diabetes and diabetes-related complications on income, labour force participation, lifestyle, healthcare costs and other economic factors are also welcomed as well as papers which examine socioeconomic inequalities in these outcomes. Submissions are encouraged to cover a broad range of topics, including, without being limited to, the following:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Socioeconomic status
- Diabetes related treatments
- Diabetes-related complications
- Longitudinal analysis
- Labour force participation
- Healthcare costs
- Health insurance
- Quality Adjusted Life Years
- Life expectancy
Assoc. Prof. Dennis Petrie
Dr. Thomas Lung
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