Silver Book Fact

The cost of complications for type 2 diabetics over a 30-year period are estimated at $47,240 per patient.

Cutler D, McClellan M. Is Technological Change in Medicine Worth It?. Health Affairs. 2001; 20(5): 11-29. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/20/5/11.full

Reference

Title
Is Technological Change in Medicine Worth It?
Publication
Health Affairs
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Cutler D, McClellan M
Volume & Issue
Volume 20, Issue 5
Pages
11-29
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Diabetes was the cause of approximately 2.3 million hospital admissions, 14 million hospital days, and 70 million nursing home days in 1997.  
  • From 2009 – 2012, 71% of adults with diabetes had high blood pressure or used medications to lower their HBP.  
  • Diabetes consumes 62.4 % of government health insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, and the military)  
  • Total health care expenditures by diabetes status, 2002 (in millions of dollars and % of U.S. total)  
  • In 2002, diabetes mellitus caused 54,715 deaths in people age 65 and older – ~74% of all diabetes mellitus deaths that year.