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Table 3 Summary of diabetes complication rankings in Australia

From: Diabetes foot disease: the Cinderella of Australian diabetes management?

Rank Burden and cost of complication Funding
Numbers affecteda Costs per episodeb Overall estimated costsc Proportion guideline recommendations fundedd Additional programs fundede
First CVD Kidney Kidney Kidney & CVD Kidney
Second Foot Foot CVD   CVD
Third Eyes Eyes Foot Eyes Eyes
Fourth Kidney CVD Eyes Foot Foot
  1. a Numbers Affected: Mean% of the five parameters of High Risk and Acute complications in Table 1.
  2. b Costs per Episode: Mean $cost of three ‘Total’ cost parameters in Table 2.
  3. c Overall estimated costs: Mean $cost of three ‘Total’ cost parameters in Table 2 x Hospital admissions numbers in Table 1.
  4. d Proportion guideline recommendations funded: Numbers of NHMRC endorsed diabetes complication guideline recommendations funded by MBS / Total number of NHMRC endorsed diabetes complication guideline recommendations.
  5. e Additional Programs Funded: Additional total funding announcements of government in last 3 – 5 years.