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Direct costs of type 2 diabetes for insurance companies and patients covered by health insurance and social security insurance plans after the delivery of first-level services in ilam, iran in 2019

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(2021) Direct costs of type 2 diabetes for insurance companies and patients covered by health insurance and social security insurance plans after the delivery of first-level services in ilam, iran in 2019. Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. pp. 436-446. ISSN 16834844 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Introduction: The financial consequences of the increasing prevalence of diabetes show that diabetes is one of the main challenges of healthcare systems. This study aimed to investigate the direct costs imposed on insurance companies and patients by the delivery of first-level services to patients with type 2 diabetes, who were covered by health insurance and social security insurance plans in Ilam, Iran, in 2019. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive analytical study, the population included all patients with type 2 diabetes, who had available electronic records in comprehensive health centers and were covered by the insurance companies of Ilam. The data collection tool was a checklist, and data analysis was performed in SPSS version 20. Inferential statistics, including independent t-test and one-way analysis of variance, were measured, and descriptive statistics, including mean and standard deviation, were calculated. Results: A total of 800 patients entered this study, 71.4 of whom were female. The mean age of male and female patients was 59.42 and 54.97 years, respectively. The average annual direct cost was estimated at 62,742,383 Rials per person; the highest cost was related to hospitalization (49,794,297 Rials) (79.3), and the lowest cost was related to imaging (673,148 Rials) (1). There was no significant relationship between the direct costs and gender, age, marital status, education, occupation, duration of disease, body mass index (BMI), type of insurance, or blood pressure (P<0.05). Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, diabetes imposes a significant financial burden on the healthcare system, including significant hospitalization and medication costs. The majority of patients were covered by health insurance, and the financial burden was significant for individuals and governments. Therefore, elimination of predisposing factors for the disease and optimal management can reduce the imposed costs on healthcare systems. © 2021, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Zabihirad, J.UNSPECIFIED
Momeni, K.UNSPECIFIED
Veisani, Y.UNSPECIFIED
Asadollahi, K.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Diabetes Direct costs Ilam Insurance companies
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Page Range: pp. 436-446
Journal or Publication Title: Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 22
Number: 5
ISSN: 16834844 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/3649

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