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Table 2 Costs for diabetes-related complications and health outcomes from the UKPDS Outcomes Model using the Australian patient sample from the SHDGP Diabetes Program

From: A cost effectiveness study of integrated care in health services delivery: a diabetes program in Australia

  Treatment cost(a)(b) Difference(b)
  No program Program Absolute %
  £8,325 £7,708 -£617 -7.4
  (£7,076 – £9,574) (£6,444 – £8,972) (-£2,394 – +£1,160)  
  Health outcome(c) Difference(c)
  No program Program Absolute %
Life-years 10.89 11.25 0.36 3.3
  (10.52 – 11.26) (10.87 – 11.63) (-0.17 – +0.89)  
QALE 8.25 8.54 0.30 3.6
  (7.98 – 8.51) (8.27 – 8.81) (-0.08 – +0.68)  
  1. (a) Treatment cost for diabetes-related complications from the UKPDS model using clinical data from the Australian patient sample
  2. (b) 95% confidence intervals in parentheses. Confidence interval for difference calculated as though independent estimates. These costs are health care costs associated with diabetes-related complications. They do not include ongoing care costs other than for complications. Costs reflect health care utilisation in the UK in the year 2000. Discount rate = 5% per annum
  3. (c) 95% confidence intervals in parentheses. Confidence interval for difference calculated as though independent estimates. Discount rate = 5% per annum.
  4. Source: SHDGP Diabetes Program; UKPDS Outcomes Model [26]