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The average total annual cost for an adult plan member with employer coverage and diagnosed diabetes who interacted with the health care system in 2009 was approximately $11,700, compared to $4,000 for an adult with employer coverage not known to have diabetes. 

Vojta D, De Sa J, Prospect T, Stevens S. 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 D, De Sa J, Prospect T, Stevens S
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
20-27
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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