Type II diabetes has a high prevalence rate worldwide, especially in industrialized countries. By requiring increasing health expenditures and resources, the disease and its complications generate a considerable economic burden. Since many years several institutions promote awareness and information programs regarding the most effective strategies to prevent and control diabetes. By reducing the severity of the disease and its complications, Adapted Exercise therapy (AE) represents an ideal instrument to remodulate the Therapeutic Healthcare Management Protocol (THMP) of patients with type II diabetes and may be defined as a new health technology. On the basis of these considerations, a Budget Impact Analysis (BIA) was carried out from the healthcare management perspective to evaluate advantages deriving from the introduction of a structured program of AE for diabetics in Campania, one of the Italian regions with the highest prevalence of diabetes. The analysis has examined two scenarios: the basic one, in which is not provided a program of AE and alternative that, instead, contemplated it. In a horizon of 5 years, the implementation of integrated THMP would entail, as demonstrated by the present analysis, a decrease in the estimation of the number of diabetic subjects complicated and related costs. The sensitivity analysis, adapted to check the soundness of this result, has supported the basic assumptions.

Adapted Exercise in the management of Type II diabetes: a Budget Impact Analysis

BELFIORE, PATRIZIA;DI PALMA, DAVIDE;GALLE', Francesca;DI ONOFRIO, Valeria;SCALETTI, ALESSANDRO;LIGUORI, Giorgio
2016

Abstract

Type II diabetes has a high prevalence rate worldwide, especially in industrialized countries. By requiring increasing health expenditures and resources, the disease and its complications generate a considerable economic burden. Since many years several institutions promote awareness and information programs regarding the most effective strategies to prevent and control diabetes. By reducing the severity of the disease and its complications, Adapted Exercise therapy (AE) represents an ideal instrument to remodulate the Therapeutic Healthcare Management Protocol (THMP) of patients with type II diabetes and may be defined as a new health technology. On the basis of these considerations, a Budget Impact Analysis (BIA) was carried out from the healthcare management perspective to evaluate advantages deriving from the introduction of a structured program of AE for diabetics in Campania, one of the Italian regions with the highest prevalence of diabetes. The analysis has examined two scenarios: the basic one, in which is not provided a program of AE and alternative that, instead, contemplated it. In a horizon of 5 years, the implementation of integrated THMP would entail, as demonstrated by the present analysis, a decrease in the estimation of the number of diabetic subjects complicated and related costs. The sensitivity analysis, adapted to check the soundness of this result, has supported the basic assumptions.
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