Cost of gestational diabetes mellitus in the United States in 2007.

  title={Cost of gestational diabetes mellitus in the United States in 2007.},
  author={Yaozhu J Chen and William W. Quick and Wenya Yang and Yiduo Zhang and Alan T Baldwin and Jane Moran and Victoria Moore and Navita Sahai and Timothy M. Dall},
  journal={Population health management},
  volume={12 3},
The objective of this study was to estimate the national medical costs associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in 2007. We analyzed the National Hospital Discharge Survey to estimate the national prevalence of GDM. Using Poisson regression analysis with medical claims for about 27,000 newborns and their mothers, we estimated rate ratios that reflect the increase in use of health care services associated with GDM. Combining GDM prevalence rates with these rate ratios, we calculated… 

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