A Comparative Study between the United States and United Kingdom Healthcare Systems Regarding Type II Diabetes

Open Access
Author:
Barbour, Terryanne
Area of Honors:
Interdisciplinary in Science and Health Policy and Administration
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Dr. Mark Sceigaj , Thesis Supervisor
  • Dr. Ronald Markle, Honors Advisor
  • Caprice A Knapp, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • Type II Diabetes
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Healthcare
  • Diabetes
  • Type I Diabetes
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Science
  • Health Policy Administration
  • Health
  • Policy
  • Medicine
  • Providers
  • Patients
Abstract:
Type II Diabetes is a disease prevalent worldwide, most notably in the United States and the United Kingdom. Boasting two largely different healthcare systems, surveys were conducted addressing provider and patient attitudes and feelings towards different practices and policies in each country. Surveys were completely anonymous. Of the 140 participants surveyed, 49% (69 participants) were from the United Kingdom, 49% (69 participants) were from the United States, and 2% (2 participants) were from an unknown country and were thus excluded from the rest of the study. Of the 19 providers surveyed, 26% (5 participants) were from the United Kingdom, 69% (13 participants) were from the United States, and 5% (1 participant) were from an unknown country and thus excluded from the rest of the survey. Results suggested the initial hypothesis was not correct. It was found the United States and the United Kingdom would both be able to learn from one another in regards to practice, but the implications of the study for policy and governmental procedure was a little more muddled. It was determined additional research would be needed to ensure adequate revisions to existing governmental policies.