Economic cost associated with type II diabetes in Spanish patients

@article{Ballesta2006EconomicCA,
  title={Economic cost associated with type II diabetes in Spanish patients},
  author={Miguel Ballesta and Florentino Carral and Gabriel Olveira and Jos{\'e} Antonio Gir{\'o}n and Manuel Aguilar},
  journal={The European Journal of Health Economics},
  year={2006},
  volume={7},
  pages={270-275}
}
An observational descriptive study was carried out of the healthcare resources consumed during 1 year by a sample of patients with type II diabetes of a healthcare area in southern Spain. A total of 517 patients with a mean duration of disease of 9.7±8 years were assessed. A total annual health cost of €4,278/patient was calculated (direct €2,504; indirect €1,774). Multiple regression analysis showed an independent association between total costs and obesity, male sex, number of… CONTINUE READING

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