Silver Book Fact

Every additional dollar spent on intensive blood glucose control for newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic patients has produced health gains valued at $3.77.

MEDTAP International, Inc. The Value of Investment in Health Care: Better care, better lives. Bethesda, MD: MEDTAP; 2004. http://www.aha.org/content/00-10/08affordability-value.pdf

Reference

Title
The Value of Investment in Health Care: Better care, better lives
Publisher
MEDTAP
Publication Date
2004
Authors
MEDTAP International, Inc
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

Related Facts

  • Remote Interpretation of Retinal Imaging for DR
    Use of remote interpretation of retinal imaging in diabetics sent via tele-ophthalmology, improved the frequency of screening from 32% to 71% in only 12 months.  
  • Blood Pressure Control in Patients with Diabetes
    Tight blood pressure control in type 2 diabetes patients reduced progression of DR by 34% and risk of deterioration by 47% after 9 years.  
  • The use of insulin pumps create net cost savings, including $5886 annually per person affected and $34.9 million in increased tax revenue  
  • Medicines Reduce Complications of Diabetes: Diabetes patients treated with medicines are less likely to develop other health problems  
  • Disease Management Program Increases Use of Diabetes Medicines and Reduces Total Health Spending