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Diabetes management in Thailand: a literature review of the burden, costs, and outcomes

Overview of attention for article published in Globalization and Health, January 2013
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Title
Diabetes management in Thailand: a literature review of the burden, costs, and outcomes
Published in
Globalization and Health, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1744-8603-9-11
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Authors

Chaicharn Deerochanawong, Alessandra Ferrario

Abstract

Management of diabetes represents an enormous challenge for health systems at every level of development. The latter are tested for their ability to continuously deliver high quality care to patients from the day they are diagnosed throughout their life. In this study, we review the status of diabetes management in Thailand and try to identify the key challenges the country needs to address to reduce the current (and future) medical and economic burden caused by the disease.We conducted a literature review on the burden, costs, and outcomes of diabetes in Thailand. This information was complemented by personal communication with senior officials in the Thai Ministry of Health.We identified the following priorities for the future management of diabetes in Thailand. First, increasing screening of diabetes in high risk population and promoting annual screening of diabetes complications in all diabetic patients. Second, identifying and addressing factors affecting poor treatment outcomes. Third, policy should specify clear targets and provide and use a monitoring framework to track progress. Fourth, efforts are needed to further improve data availability. Up-to-date data on the medical and economic burden of diabetes representative at the national level and at least the regional level are essential to identify needs and monitor progress towards established targets. Fifth, promotion of a healthy lifestyle for prevention of diabetes through education and quality information delivered to the public.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 <1%
Ghana 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Thailand 1 <1%
Unknown 144 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 35 23%
Student > Bachelor 22 15%
Researcher 16 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 10%
Student > Postgraduate 11 7%
Other 28 19%
Unknown 22 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 49 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 16 11%
Social Sciences 15 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 5%
Other 29 19%
Unknown 23 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 October 2014.
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#1,649,257
of 15,323,939 outputs
Outputs from Globalization and Health
#277
of 780 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#17,571
of 154,374 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Globalization and Health
#1
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