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1 out of every 10 healthcare dollars spent in the U.S. is spent on diabetes mellitus.

Pompei, Peter. Diabetes Mellitus in Later Life. Generations. 2006; 30(3): 39-44. https://www.questia.com/library/journal/1P3-1266202811/diabetes-mellitus-in-later-life

Reference

Title
Diabetes Mellitus in Later Life
Publication
Generations
Publisher
American Society on Aging
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Pompei, Peter
Volume & Issue
Volume 30, Issue 3
Pages
39-44
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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