Silver Book Fact

Every additional dollar spent on statin therapy for diabetes patients without cardiovascular disease has produced health gains valued between $7 and $31.

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
  • Economic Value

Related Facts

  • Widespread use of diabetes prevention drugs that enhance insulin sensitivity could result in a 50% prevention of type 2 diabetes over a 10 to 15 year period.  
  • Therapy that keeps blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible in type 1 diabetics, reduces damage to the kidneys by 35-56%. Experts believe that these results can be…  
  • Laser treatments save up to $1.6 billion per year through prevention and treatment of blindness in diabetics.  
  • Disease Management Program Increases Use of Diabetes Medicines and Reduces Total Health Spending  
  • Intensive Glycemic Control in People with Diabetes
    Intensive glycemic control in diabetics reduced their: Adjusted mean risk of DR by 76% Risk of progression by 54% Rates of laser surgery by 56% Risk of DME by 23%