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The average cost per diabetes prescription increased from $56 in 2001 to $76 in 2007.

Alexander, Caleb, Niraj Sehgal, Rachael Moloney, Randall Stafford. National Trends in Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, 1994-2007. Arch Intern Med. 2008; 168(19): 2088-94. http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=773439

Reference

Title
National Trends in Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, 1994-2007
Publication
Arch Intern Med
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Alexander, Caleb, Niraj Sehgal, Rachael Moloney, Randall Stafford
Volume & Issue
Volume 168, Issue 19
Pages
2088-94
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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