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Health care costs adjusted for age and sex are 2.3 times greater among people with diabetes than among those without the disease.

Fradkin J. Confronting the Urgent Challenge of Diabetes: An Overview. Health Affairs. 2012; 31(1): 12-19. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/1/12.short

Reference

Title
Confronting the Urgent Challenge of Diabetes: An Overview
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Fradkin J
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
12-19
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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