Epidemiologic and Cost Trends in Diabetes in Saskatchewan, 1991 To 2001

Institute of Health Economics Working Paper WP 05-06.

The purpose of this study was to analyze epidemiologic and cost trends from 1991 to 2001 in the province of Saskatchewan for a cohort of individuals identified as having diabetes and for a randomly selected control cohort. The objectives were to:

  1. explore epidemiologic trends (i.e., prevalence, incidence and mortality) in diabetes from 1991 to 2001, overall and according to registered Indians and non-registered Indian status;
  2. estimate the direct medical costs of health care for individuals with and without diabetes each year in five categories: physician services, prescriptions, hospitalizations, day surgeries and dialysis;
  3. estimate the total annual medical expenditures across the resource categories for people with diabetes in the province of Saskatchewan for the years 1991 to 2001;
  4. compare patterns of resource utilization in Saskatchewan from 1991 to 2001 between individuals with and without diabetes, identified as registered Indians and non-registered Indians; and,
  5. compare heath care costs and utilization patterns before and after identification of diabetes each year.


NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research HTA unit moved to IHE. Documents produced in and prior to 2006 have different formats; the format was determined by the agency for which the document was produced.

Publication Type: Economic Reports

Year of Publication: 2005

Topics: Diabetes, Health Economics / Healthcare Costs, Surveillance

Authors: Sheri Pohar, Scot Simpson, Sumit Majumdar, Philip Jacobs, Arto Ohinmaa, William Osei, Mary Rose Stang, Winanne Downey, Jeffrey Johnson

ISBN (online): 978-1-926929-56-9

ISSN: 1481-3823