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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
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

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