Innovations In Diabetes Care Around the World: Case Studies Of Care Transformation Through Accountable Care Reforms.

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Journal Article

The rising prevalence, health burden, and cost of chronic diseases such as diabetes have accelerated global interest in innovative care models that use approaches such as community-based care and information technology to improve or transform disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Although evidence on the effectiveness of innovative care models is emerging, scaling up or extending these models beyond their original setting has been difficult. We developed a framework to highlight policy barriers-institutional, regulatory, and financial-to the diffusion of transformative innovations in diabetes care. The framework builds on accountable care principles that support higher-value care, or better patient-level outcomes at lower cost. We applied this framework to three case studies from the United States, Mexico, and India to describe how innovators and policy leaders have addressed barriers, with a focus on important financing barriers to provider and consumer payment. The lessons have implications for policy reform to promote innovation through new funding approaches, institutional reforms, and performance measures with the goal of addressing the growing burdens of diabetes and other chronic diseases.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thoumi, A; Udayakumar, K; Drobnick, E; Taylor, A; McClellan, M

Published Date

  • September 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1489 - 1497

PubMed ID

  • 26355050

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26355050

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1544-5208

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0278-2715

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1377/hlthaff.2015.0403

Language

  • eng