Bibliographic details

Clarke P, Gray A, Adler A, Stevens R, Raikou M, Cull C, Stratton I, Holman R.  Cost-effectiveness analysis of intensive blood-glucose control with metformin in overweight patients with Type II diabetes (UKPDS No 51). Diabetologia 2001; 44(3): 298-304


This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn.

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Index terms

Adult; Aged; Antihypertensive Agents /economics /therapeutic use; Blood Glucose /analysis; Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring /economics /statistics & numerical data; Body Mass Index; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Costs and Cost Analysis; Cross-Sectional Studies; Diabetes Mellitus /blood /drug therapy /economics; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 /blood /drug therapy /economics; Diabetic Diet; England; Great Britain; Humans; Hypertension /complications /drug therapy /economics; Hypoglycemic Agents /economics /therapeutic use; Insulin /economics /therapeutic use; Metformin /economics /therapeutic use; Middle Aged; Northern Ireland; numerical data; Obesity; Patient Education as Topic; Scotland