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Seniors with diagnosed diabetes in a large representative sample of United Healthcare’s Medicare Advantage members had average costs in 2009 that were 33 percent higher than those for the remainder of the population enrolled in the same plans.

Vojta, Deneen, Jeanne De Sa, Ted Prospect, and Simon Stevens. Effective Interventions For Stemming the Growing Crisis Of Diabetes And Prediabetes: A National Payer’s Perspective. Health Aff. 2012; 31(1): 20-27. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/1/20.short

Reference

Title
Effective Interventions For Stemming the Growing Crisis Of Diabetes And Prediabetes: A National Payer’s Perspective
Publication
Health Aff
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Vojta, Deneen, Jeanne De Sa, Ted Prospect, and Simon Stevens
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
20-27
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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