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The average yearly total costs for a person with diabetes who developed complications were $20,700- almost three times the average cost of $7,800 for diabetes patients without complications.

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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