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Diabetes is costly, accounting for one-tenth of US health care expenditures in 2007.

Zhou X, Zhang P, Gregg E, Barker L, et al. A Nationwide Community-Based Lifestyle Program Could Delay or Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Cases and Save $5.7 Billion in 25 Years. Health Aff. 2012; 31(1): 50-60. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22232094

Reference

Title
A Nationwide Community-Based Lifestyle Program Could Delay or Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Cases and Save $5.7 Billion in 25 Years
Publication
Health Aff
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Zhou X, Zhang P, Gregg E, Barker L, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
50-60
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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