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The average number of diabetes medications used per patient increased from 1.14 in 1994 to 1.63 in 2007.

Alexander G, Sehgal N, Moloney R, Stafford R. National Trends in Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, 1994-2007. Arch Intern Med. 2008; 168(19): 2088-94. http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=773439

Reference

Title
National Trends in Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, 1994-2007
Publication
Arch Intern Med
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Alexander G, Sehgal N, Moloney R, Stafford R
Volume & Issue
Volume 168, Issue 19
Pages
2088-94
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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