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Over 25.8 million Americans are impacted by diabetes

Chatterjee A, King J, Kubendran S, DeVol R. Healthy Savings: Medical Technology and the Economic Burden of Disease. Santa Monica, CA: Milken Institute; 2014:18. http://lifechanginginnovation.org/sites/default/files/files/HealthySavingsFinal(1).pdf. Accessed November 3, 2015

Reference

Title
Healthy Savings: Medical Technology and the Economic Burden of Disease
Publisher
Milken Institute
Publication Date
2014
Authors
Chatterjee A, King J, Kubendran S, DeVol R
Pages
18
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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