In the Hong Kong Diabetes Registry, 3-5% of diabetic patients developed cardiovascular-renal disease, cancer and/or died annually. One in five was diagnosed before the age of 40 and among them, 30% had died or suffered from a major illness by the age of 60. This project aims to design and evaluate the outcomes and affordability of a public-private-partnership (PPP) model to optimize diabetes care in the community and to advocate effective community care for the growing healthcare need of ageing and chronic diseases.
Our Institute was awarded a research grant of Central Policy Unit's Public Policy Research Funding Scheme in 2015-16 for the project Designing a Sustainable Public-Private-Partnership Program to Enhance Diabetes Care and Evaluating Its Impact Using an Outcomes Simulation Model with the following objectives -
To propose a sustainable private public partnership (PPP) scheme to promote community-based diabetes integrated care programme with quality assurance and ongoing evaluation
To project the effect of the PPP scheme within 20 years in terms of reducing the number of diabetic patients developing retinopathy, cardiovascular-renal and cancer events, using a probabilistic outcomes simulation model
To perform budget impact analysis for implementing the proposed PPP scheme
The completed research report was uploaded by the Central Policy Unit on its website in 2017 for public reference.