The Cost of Diabetes Nationally (USA)

By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-02-27 01:23:11 -0600
Started 2010-02-27 01:23:11 -0600

National Summary

The information is based on our latest cost analysis report, Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2007 (published in the journal Diabetes Care).

The national cost of diabetes in the U.S. in 2007 exceeds $174 billion. This estimate includes $116 billion in excess medical expenditures attributed to diabetes, as well as $58 billion in reduced national productivity.

People with diagnosed diabetes, on average, have medical expenditures that are approximately 2.3 times higher than the expenditures would be in the absence of diabetes.

Approximately $1 in $10 health care dollars is attributed to diabetes. Indirect costs include increased factors such as absenteeism, reduced productivity, and lost productive capacity due to early mortality.

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