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People with diabetes have a two- to fourfold increase in mortality related to heart disease and in risk for stroke, compared to people without the disease.

National Committee for Quality Assurance. The State of Healthcare Quality Report, 2004; 2004. http://www.ncqa.org/portals/0/Publications/Resource%20Library/SOHC/SOHC_2004.pdf

Reference

Title
The State of Healthcare Quality Report, 2004
Publication Date
2004
Authors
National Committee for Quality Assurance
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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