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Evaluation of the potential health benefits and cost savings of a point-of-care analyser for individuals with prediabetes

Bosch, Eric ten (2017) Evaluation of the potential health benefits and cost savings of a point-of-care analyser for individuals with prediabetes.

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Abstract:Objective: The main question addressed in this paper is whether a point-of-care analyser measuring insulin levels (developed by BioVolt) is effective in individuals with prediabetes in preventing or delaying them from getting diabetes and whether it leads to a cost reduction compared to usual care. Background: Diabetes type 2 is an increasing concern in healthcare. A large part of the healthcare budgets are being spend on it. Methods: A Markov model was developed to determine the difference in costs and the number of people progressing to diabetes in a situation in which the novel POC-analyser would be used compared to usual care. This model included the health states healthy, prediabetes, diabetes type 2, stroke, myocardial infarction and dementia. Death is the absorbing state in this model. Results: The model shows a discounted cost reduction per individual of 2.8% for men, which is 676.46 Euro. The cost reduction achieved for women is larger at 5.1% or 1,244.66 Euro. In addition, due to using the point-of-care analyser. individuals spend (on average) more time in the “healthy” state. Conclusion: The point-of-care analyser would lead to increased quality of life and cost reduction compared to the usual care. However further research will be needed.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
BioVolt
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:01 general works
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/73932
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