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During 1997-2006, diabetes was the single biggest contributor to inflation-adjusted health care spending growth among Medicare beneficiaries.

Narayan, K.M. Venkat, Justin B. Echouffo-Tcheugi, Vishwanathan Mohan, and Mohammed K. Ali. Global Prevention And Control Of Type 2 Diabetes Will Require Paradigm Shifts In Policies Within And Among Countries. Health Affairs. 2012; 31(1): 84-92. http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/70955655/global-prevention-control-type-2-diabetes-will-require-paradigm-shifts-policies-within-among-countries

Reference

Title
Global Prevention And Control Of Type 2 Diabetes Will Require Paradigm Shifts In Policies Within And Among Countries
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Narayan, K.M. Venkat, Justin B. Echouffo-Tcheugi, Vishwanathan Mohan, and Mohammed K. Ali
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
84-92
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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