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Barriers to care for patients with diabetes in Durham, North Carolina, why are we withholding life-sustaining medications from the patients who need them the most?

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Spratt, SE; Feinglos, MN; Willis, JM
Published in: Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab
September 2015

The diabetes epidemic and its complications disproportionately affect minorities and the poor. Medical treatments that can prevent or delay diabetes complications are widely available but poverty underlies much of why there are disparities in diabetes care and outcomes. Lack of access to care, food insecurity and inability to pay for medications prevents adherence to a medication and lifestyle regimen that can be life-sustaining. At the very least, US policies should be changed to provide life-sustaining medications that prevent costly complications to patients who cannot afford them. Adopting value-based insurance design would benefit patients with diabetes who cannot afford to pay for medications but would also reduce healthcare costs in the long run.

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Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab

DOI

EISSN

1744-8417

Publication Date

September 2015

Volume

10

Issue

5

Start / End Page

459 / 461

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
 

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Spratt, S. E., Feinglos, M. N., & Willis, J. M. (2015). Barriers to care for patients with diabetes in Durham, North Carolina, why are we withholding life-sustaining medications from the patients who need them the most? Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab, 10(5), 459–461. https://doi.org/10.1586/17446651.2015.1069704
Spratt, Susan E., Mark N. Feinglos, and Janese M. Willis. “Barriers to care for patients with diabetes in Durham, North Carolina, why are we withholding life-sustaining medications from the patients who need them the most?Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab 10, no. 5 (September 2015): 459–61. https://doi.org/10.1586/17446651.2015.1069704.
Spratt, Susan E., et al. “Barriers to care for patients with diabetes in Durham, North Carolina, why are we withholding life-sustaining medications from the patients who need them the most?Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab, vol. 10, no. 5, Sept. 2015, pp. 459–61. Pubmed, doi:10.1586/17446651.2015.1069704.
Journal cover image

Published In

Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab

DOI

EISSN

1744-8417

Publication Date

September 2015

Volume

10

Issue

5

Start / End Page

459 / 461

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences