Personalised Medicine and Resource Allocation Conference

Chloe Thomas

ScHARR, University of Sheffield.

Chloe Thomas

Cost-Effective Allocation of Resources for Type-2 Diabetes Prevention between High-Risk Subgroups

Type-2 diabetes is a complex disease with multiple risk factors and health consequences. This talk presents a microsimulation model which has been developed to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of diabetes prevention interventions, both in the general population or in sub-groups at high risk of diabetes in the UK. The results have implications for the allocation of public health resources between different subgroups at risk of type-2 diabetes, and demonstrate the ability of the model to estimate the benefits of flexibly specified interventions for highly specific population subgroups.