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Diabetes was the cause of approximately 2.3 million hospital admissions, 14 million hospital days, and 70 million nursing home days in 1997.

Goldman D, Cutler D, Shang B, Joyce G. The Value of Elderly Disease Prevention. Forum for Health Economics & Policy. 2006; http://www.rand.org/pubs/external_publications/EP20060026.html

Reference

Title
The Value of Elderly Disease Prevention
Publication
Forum for Health Economics & Policy
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Goldman D, Cutler D, Shang B, Joyce G
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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