Cost-of-Illness Studies in Diabetes Mellitus

  title={Cost-of-Illness Studies in Diabetes Mellitus},
  author={Lorraine R Ettaro and Assistant Professor Thomas J. Songer and Ping Zhang and Michael M. Engelgau},
Several cost-of-illness (COI) studies related to diabetes mellitus have been performed over the last three decades. This review examines the results of these COI studies, identifies the strengths and limitations of the various methods utilised, and suggests future research that will help determine the economic burden of diabetes more accurately. Diabetes imposes a large economic burden on society. The economic cost of diabetes is estimated to be as much as $US100 billion per year in the US… CONTINUE READING


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