[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0884108]
Researchers Dr EL Lamoureux; Dr G Rees; Dr G Tikellis; A/Prof JE Keeffe; A/Prof JJ Wang; Prof TY Wong; Dr R Audehm
Brief description In addition to improving self care and quality of life in people with diabetes, the cost effectiveness component of the trial will provide other valuable data. Considering that the costs associated with diabetes and other associated health complications (i.e diabetic retinopathy) are estimated to be more than AU$10 billion, our intervention has a considerable potential to deliver substantial savings to the Australian community. The study will also generate a closer coordination between primary and tertiary care settings. This proposed trial will contribute substantially to future health policies related to personnel, resources and funding allocated to diabetes, eye health and rehabilitation.
Funding Amount $341,674
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects