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Indirect costs of diabetes include increased absenteeism ($2.6 billion) and reduced productivity while at work ($20.0 billion) for the employed population, reduced productivity for those not in the labor force ($0.8 billion), unemployment from disease-related disability ($7.9 billion), and lost productive capacity due to early mortality ($26.9 billion).

American Diabetes Association. Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2007. Diabetes Care. 2008; 31(3): 1-20. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/31/3/596.full.pdf+html

Reference

Title
Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2007
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
2008
Authors
American Diabetes Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 3
Pages
1-20
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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