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Projection of diabetes burden through 2050: impact of changing demography and disease prevalence in the U.S.
OBJECTIVE To project the number of people with diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. through 2050, accounting for changing demography and diabetes prevalence rates. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We combinedExpand
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The economic burden of major adult visual disorders in the United States.
OBJECTIVE To estimate the societal economic burden and the governmental budgetary impact of the following visual disorders among US adults aged 40 years and older: visual impairment, blindness,Expand
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The future burden of CKD in the United States: a simulation model for the CDC CKD Initiative.
BACKGROUND Awareness of chronic kidney disease (CKD), defined by kidney damage or reduced glomerular filtration rate, remains low in the United States, and few estimates of its future burden exist.Expand
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The Cost-Effectiveness of Lifestyle Modification or Metformin in Preventing Type 2 Diabetes in Adults with Impaired Glucose Tolerance
Context The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) showed that lifestyle changes or metformin effectively decreased the development of type 2 diabetes in adults with impaired glucose tolerance. TheExpand
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Public Subsidies, Private Provision of Care and Living Arrangements of the Elderly
The authors examine the effects of public subsidies on the living arrangements of the disabled elderly who choose among living independently, living in an intergenerational household, and entering aExpand
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Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Context In 2003, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended screening for type 2 diabetes in adults with hypertension or hyperlipidemia. The economic implications of this recommendation areExpand
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'Profit' variability in for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals.
  • T. Hoerger
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Journal of health economics
  • 1 October 1991
This paper proposes two tests of the hypothesis that not-for-profit hospitals (NFPs) behave differently than for-profit hospitals. The profit variability test states that the profits of an NFP willExpand
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Medical costs of CKD in the Medicare population.
Estimates of the medical costs associated with different stages of CKD are needed to assess the economic benefits of interventions that slow the progression of kidney disease. We combined laboratoryExpand
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The supply of children's time to disabled elderly parents
This study develops and tests a model of supply of children's time to disabled elderly parents, using data from the National Long-Term Care Survey. The model, which assumes strategic behavior amongExpand
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Have Efforts to Reduce Smoking Really Contributed to the Obesity Epidemic?
"Two of the most notable trends in public health over the past 30 yr are the reductions in smoking rates and the rapid rise in obesity rates. Several studies have investigated the relationshipExpand
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