National public health system responses to diabetes and other important noncommunicable diseases : Background, goals, and results of an international workshop at the Robert Koch Institute.

Last updated on 1-2-2021 by Petronille Bogaert

Peer reviewed scientific article




Diabetes mellitus and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) represent an emerging global public health challenge. In Germany, about 6.7 million adults are affected by diabetes according to national health surveys, including 1.3 million with undiagnosed diabetes. Complications of diabetes result in an increasing burden for individuals and society as well as enormous costs for the health care system. In response, the Federal Ministry of Health commissioned the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) to implement a diabetes surveillance system and the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA) to dev…

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