Cost of illness (COI) of type-II diabetes mellitus in Shillong, Meghalaya

Khongrangjem, T and Phadnis, Sameer and Kumar, Sumit (2018) Cost of illness (COI) of type-II diabetes mellitus in Shillong, Meghalaya. International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries. pp. 1-5. ISSN 0973-3930

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This study aimed at contributing to the evidence base of economic burden caused due to type-IIDM. The data were obtained from the 158 diabetics from the three tertiary hospitals in Shillong, Meghalaya, during January–March 2017 with the use of a semistructured questionnaire. The information received was cross-checked with the medical records from the finance department. Patients comprised of 86 (54.4%) females and 72 (45.6%) males. The individuals under the age group of 56–65 were 49 (31%). The total median cost of illness per month was Rs. 5375 (2524–18,968) which was made up of 70.92% direct cost and 29.08% indirect cost. 58.2% respondents used their savings for getting treatment. The cost of care is high and comparable to cost in other countries. An improved understanding of COI of type-IIDMwill help in informing and motivating the policy and health decision makers which will reduce the national burden of this disease.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cost of illness; Type-II diabetesmellitus; Shillong; Meghalaya.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Public Health
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2018 04:14
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2018 04:14

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