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Three-year (1993-1995) estimates of medical care charges for patients with diabetes ranged from $10,439 for those without comorbid conditions to $44,417 for those with heart disease and hypertension.

Gilmer, Todd P., Patrick J, O'Connor, Willard G. Manning, and William A. Rush. The Cost to Health Plans of Poor Glycemic Control. Diabetes Care. 1997; 20(12): 1847-53. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/20/12/1847.abstract

Reference

Title
The Cost to Health Plans of Poor Glycemic Control
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
1997
Authors
Gilmer, Todd P., Patrick J, O'Connor, Willard G. Manning, and William A. Rush
Volume & Issue
Volume 20, Issue 12
Pages
1847-53
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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