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In 2000-2002, for a person without coronary heart disease, hypertension added $1,600 to annual spending and diabetes added $3,600. In patients with coronary heart disease, hypertension added an additional $1,900 and diabetes added $3,300.

Rosen, Allison B., David M. Cutler, Douglas M. Norton, Hsou Mei Hu, and Sandeep Vijan. The Value Of Coronary Heart Disease Care For The Elderly: 1987-2002. Health Affairs. 2007; 26(1): 111-123

Reference

Title
The Value Of Coronary Heart Disease Care For The Elderly: 1987-2002
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Rosen, Allison B., David M. Cutler, Douglas M. Norton, Hsou Mei Hu, and Sandeep Vijan
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
111-123

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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