Introductory Overview of the Natural Experiments for Translation in Diabetes 2.0 (NEXT-D2) Network: Examining the Impact of US Health Policies and Practices to Prevent Diabetes and Its Complications

O. Kenrik Duru*, Carol M. Mangione, Hector P. Rodriguez, Dennis Ross-Degnan, J. Frank Wharam, Bernard Black, Abel Kho, Nathalie Huguet, Heather Angier, Victoria Mayer, David Siscovick, Jennifer L. Kraschnewski, Lizheng Shi, Elizabeth Nauman, Edward W. Gregg, Mohammed K. Ali, Pamela Thornton, Steven Clauser

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: Diabetes incidence is rising among vulnerable population subgroups including minorities and individuals with limited education. Many diabetes-related programs and public policies are unevaluated while others are analyzed with research designs highly susceptible to bias which can result in flawed conclusions. The Natural Experiments for Translation in Diabetes 2.0 (NEXT-D2) Network includes eight research centers and three funding agencies using rigorous methods to evaluate natural experiments in health policy and program delivery. Recent Findings: NEXT-D2 research studies use quasi-experimental methods to assess three major areas as they relate to diabetes: health insurance expansion; healthcare financing and payment models; and innovations in care coordination. The studies will report on preventive processes, achievement of diabetes care goals, and incidence of complications. Some studies assess healthcare utilization while others focus on patient-reported outcomes. Summary: NEXT-D2 examines the effect of public and private policies on diabetes care and prevention at a critical time, given ongoing and rapid shifts in the US health policy landscape.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8
JournalCurrent diabetes reports
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Health outcomes
  • Health policy
  • Patient engagement
  • Quasi-experimental
  • Research dissemination
  • Socio-ecologic framework

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Duru, O. K., Mangione, C. M., Rodriguez, H. P., Ross-Degnan, D., Wharam, J. F., Black, B., Kho, A., Huguet, N., Angier, H., Mayer, V., Siscovick, D., Kraschnewski, J. L., Shi, L., Nauman, E., Gregg, E. W., Ali, M. K., Thornton, P., & Clauser, S. (2018). Introductory Overview of the Natural Experiments for Translation in Diabetes 2.0 (NEXT-D2) Network: Examining the Impact of US Health Policies and Practices to Prevent Diabetes and Its Complications. Current diabetes reports, 18(2), [8]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11892-018-0977-5