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Three-year (1993-1995) estimates of medical care charges for patients with diabetes ranged from $10,439 for those without comorbid conditions to $44,417 for those with heart disease and hypertension.

Gilmer T, O'Connor P, Manning W, Rush W. The Cost to Health Plans of Poor Glycemic Control. Diabetes Care. 1997; 20(12): 1847-53. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/20/12/1847.abstract

Reference

Title
The Cost to Health Plans of Poor Glycemic Control
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
1997
Authors
Gilmer T, O'Connor P, Manning W, Rush W
Volume & Issue
Volume 20, Issue 12
Pages
1847-53
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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