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Diabetes management : the association of wealth, spending and performance in Latin American and Caribbean countries

Dzolkarnaini, N and Atkins, K 2014, 'Diabetes management : the association of wealth, spending and performance in Latin American and Caribbean countries' , International Journal of Management Accounting Research, 4 (1) , pp. 69-91.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to assess the performance and outcome of health systems in managing diabetes in Latin American and Caribbean countries, with a specific focus on the influence of wealth and expenditure on outcome indicators and cost-efficiency. Using publicly available economic and health data for 33 countries, the results show an inverse relationship between wealth, diabetes health spending and NCD indicator. Countries with higher levels of capital and higher expenditure did not necessarily have better outcomes than countries with lower expenditure as theoretically postulated. Policy implications from this study would be on the need for the national health services organization and other regional socially-led bodies to institute cost-effective health management strategies within a firmer regulatory environment context. Moreover, rising diabetes-related health cost would hamper one nation’s ability to sustain wealth and economic growth.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School > Business and Management Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Management Accounting Research
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
ISSN: 2163-3843
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Nazam Dzolkarnaini
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2015 14:55
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:46
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/36870

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