New Delhi: Metropolis Healthcare Limited has launched the Next Best Action (NBA) initiative, a comprehensive patient education program designed to address the alarming rise in chronic diseases.
This ground-breaking initiative is fuelled by an in-depth data study involving 1,50,261 adults who underwent general body check-ups under the TruHealth package by Metropolis, from 2019 to 2022.
The NBA initiative aims to empower patients to take charge of their health and prevent the severe complications associated with chronic conditions. Leveraging the results of basic blood parameters, NBA recommends follow-up tests based on the latest research and guidelines tailored to each patient, providing a comprehensive assessment of various body systems.
For instance, patients with elevated blood glucose levels receive advice for diabetes monitoring tests, cardiac risk assessment, and Diabetes complication assessment based on the laboratory results and trends. This approach utilizes data science, enabling a better understanding of their diabetes-related complications, and guiding their treatment journey. Regular diabetes check-ups are also emphasized to monitor blood glucose levels effectively. With the help of data analytics, it is possible to identify and monitor prediabetics according to ADA (American Diabetic association) guidelines.
Alarming Prevalence of Chronic Diseases Demands Proactive Measures
Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, are on the rise, posing a significant threat to public health. According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO), by 2030, 1 in 9 people, or 640 million individuals, will be affected by diabetes. Notably, nearly half of these cases remain undiagnosed, leading to severe complications and life-threatening consequences.
Key Findings from Metropolis’ TruHealth Data Study:
The study included a broad age range, with 39.29% of adults aged over 60 years and a significant 52.87% of adults between 31-60 years.
Slightly more males (52.87%) comprised the study compared to females (47.13%).
Alarmingly, around 38.89% of the population were diabetic, and an even higher number (40.31%) were pre-diabetic, putting them at an increased risk of diabetes and its associated complications. These results were based on blood glucose and HBA1c levels.
Of the diabetics, 53.87% were over 60 years old, emphasizing the importance of early testing and lifestyle modifications. Meanwhile, the majority of pre-diabetics (43.62%) were aged 31-45 years, underscoring the need for diabetes education at a younger age.