Journal article

Cost-of-illness of type 2 diabetes mellitus in low and lower-middle income countries: a systematic review

Afsana Afroz, Mohammed J Alramadan, Md Nassif Hossain, Lorena Romero, Khurshid Alam, Dianna J Magliano, Baki Billah

BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH | BMC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Diabetes is one of the world's most prevalent and serious non-communicable diseases (NCDs). It is a leading cause of death, disability and financial loss; moreover, it is identified as a major threat to global development. The chronic nature of diabetes and its related complications make it a costly disease. Estimating the total cost of an illness is a useful aid to national and international health policy decision making. The aim of this systematic review is to summarise the impact of the cost-of-illness of type 2 diabetes mellitus in low and lower-middle income countries, and to identify methodological gaps in measuring the cost-of-illness of type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: ..

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