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In 2004, 31.3 million Medicare beneficiaries living in the community had diabetes.

Adler G. Diabetes in the Medicare Aged Population, 2004. Health Care Finance Rev. 2008; 29(3): 69-79. http://www.cms.hhs.gov/HealthCareFinancingReview/downloads/07-08Winterpg91.pdf

Reference

Title
Diabetes in the Medicare Aged Population, 2004
Publication
Health Care Finance Rev
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Adler G
Volume & Issue
Volume 29, Issue 3
Pages
69-79
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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