Journal article

Productivity Benefits of Preventing Type 2 Diabetes in Australia: A 10-Year Analysis

Kirthi Menon, Barbora de Courten, Danny Liew, Zanfina Ademi, Alice J Owen, Dianna J Magliano, Ella Zomer

DIABETES CARE | AMER DIABETES ASSOC | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Diabetes imposes a heavy burden on both health and productivity. In this study, we sought to estimate the potential productivity gains associated with the prevention of type 2 diabetes over the next 10 years in Australia. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Dynamic life table models were constructed to estimate years of life lived and productivity-adjusted life-years (PALYs) lived by Australians aged 20-69 years over the period from 2020 to 2029. The models distinguished people with and without type 2 diabetes. PALYs were ascribed a financial value equivalent to gross domestic product (GDP) per full-time worker in Australia (∼200,000 Australian dollars [AUD]). The model simulation was fi..

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