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Approximately 40.7 million of the 186 million hospital inpatient days in 2007 were incurred by people with diabetes, and 24.3 million more are attributed to diabetes.

American Diabetes Association. Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2007. Diabetes Care. 2008; 31(3): 1-20. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/31/3/596.full.pdf+html

Reference

Title
Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2007
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
2008
Authors
American Diabetes Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 3
Pages
1-20
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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