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The number of diagnosed cases of diabetes in the United States will increase by 165 percent, from eleven million (4.0 percent prevalence) in 2000 to twenty-nine million (7.1 percent) by 2050.

Thorpe, Kenneth E. The Affordable Care Act Lays The Groundwork For A National Diabetes Prevention And Treatment Strategy. Health Aff. 2012; 31(1): 61-65. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/1/61.abstract

Reference

Title
The Affordable Care Act Lays The Groundwork For A National Diabetes Prevention And Treatment Strategy
Publication
Health Aff
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Thorpe, Kenneth E
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
61-65
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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