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17 million Americans–approximately 6% of the population–have type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes.

MEDTAP International, Inc. The Value of Investment in Health Care: Better care, better lives. Bethesda, MD: MEDTAP; 2004. http://www.aha.org/content/00-10/08affordability-value.pdf

Reference

Title
The Value of Investment in Health Care: Better care, better lives
Publisher
MEDTAP
Publication Date
2004
Authors
MEDTAP International, Inc
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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