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Screening and treatment of diabetic retinopathy in type 2 diabetes patients produces annual savings of $247.9 million to the federal budget– in 1994 dollars.

Javitt, Jonathan C., Lloyd Paul Aiello, Yen-Pin Chiang, and S. Greenfield. Preventive Eye Care in People With Diabetes is Cost-Saving to the Federal Government: Implications for health care reform. Diabetes Care. 1994; 17(8): 909-17. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/17/8/909

Reference

Title
Preventive Eye Care in People With Diabetes is Cost-Saving to the Federal Government: Implications for health care reform
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
1994
Authors
Javitt, Jonathan C., Lloyd Paul Aiello, Yen-Pin Chiang, and S. Greenfield
Volume & Issue
Volume 17, Issue 8
Pages
909-17
URL
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