Letters Self management of diabetes

Fallacy in intervention model

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5818 (Published 19 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5818
  1. John S Yudkin, emeritus professor of medicine1
  1. 1University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
  1. j.yudkin{at}ucl.ac.uk

The cost effectiveness of the small alterations in risk factors found in the DESMOND study have recently been reported.1 2 The authors used the Sheffield type 2 diabetes model to calculate putative gains in life expectancy (mean increase 0.0392 quality adjusted life …

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