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Of Medicare fee-for-service patients with chronic conditions, more are treated for diabetes than any other condition (24.3%).

Schneider K, O'Donnell B, Dean D. Prevalence of Multiple Chronic Conditions in the United States’ Medicare Population. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2009; 7: 82. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2748070/

Reference

Title
Prevalence of Multiple Chronic Conditions in the United States’ Medicare Population
Publication
Health Qual Life Outcomes
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Schneider K, O'Donnell B, Dean D
Pages
82
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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