Modeling and Economics

Modeling and economics studies use computer models to simulate the long-term health and cost outcomes of diabetes interventions. With limited heath care resources, decision-makers need information on the economic burden of diabetes, the long-term effects of diabetes interventions and policies, and which interventions offer the largest health benefit.

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Current Research Projects
  • Economic and Financial Burden of Diabetes
    This study is designed to quantify the economic and financial burden of diabetes on people with the disease, on the national health care system, and on US society as a whole; and track changes in the economic and financial burden of diabetes over time.
  • Cost-effectiveness Studies
    Cost-effectiveness studies help clinical and public health policy decision makers make evidence-based policy decisions and set intervention priorities.
    • Systematic Reviews on Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions
      This study is designed to gather and analyze evidence from published literature on the cost-effectiveness of interventions for managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes and preventing type 2 diabetes.
    • Computer Simulation Models on Long-Term Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions
      This study uses computer simulation models to assess the long-term cost-effectiveness of interventions for managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes and preventing type 2 diabetes.

Economics Modeling Applications

Recent Publications
  • Khavjou OA, Saydah SH, Zhang P, Poehler DC, Neuwahl SJ, Leib AR, Hoerger TJ, Wang J. Estimating state-level health burden of diabetes: diabetes-attributable fractions for diabetes complications.external icon Am J Prev Med. 2019 Feb; 56(2):232–240.
  • Shrestha SS, Zhang P, Hora I, Geiss LS, Luman ET, Gregg EW. Factors contributing to increases in diabetes-related preventable hospitalization costs among US adults during 2001–2014. Diabetes Care. 2019 Jan; 42(1):77–84.
  • Shrestha SS, Zhang P, Hora IA, Gregg EW. Trajectory of excess medical expenditures 10 Years before and after diabetes diagnosis among US adults aged 25–64 years, 2001–2013. Diabetes Care. 2019 Jan;42(1):62–68.
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