Economic evaluation of therapeutic interventions to prevent Type 2 diabetes in Canada.

@article{Caro2004EconomicEO,
  title={Economic evaluation of therapeutic interventions to prevent Type 2 diabetes in Canada.},
  author={J. Jaime Caro and Dennis Getsios and Ingrid Caro and Wendy S. Klittich and J A O'brien},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={1229-36}
}
AIMS To compare the health and economic outcomes of using acarbose, an intensive lifestyle modification programme, metformin or no intervention to prevent progression to diabetes in Canadian individuals with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). METHODS A model was developed to simulate the course of individuals with IGT under each treatment strategy. Patients remain in the IGT state or transition from IGT to diabetes, to normal glucose tolerance (NGT) or to death. Effectiveness and resource use… CONTINUE READING

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