Favorable cardiovascular risk factor profile is associated with lower healthcare expenditure and resource utilization among adults with diabetes mellitus free of established cardiovascular disease: 2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).

@article{Feldman2017FavorableCR,
  title={Favorable cardiovascular risk factor profile is associated with lower healthcare expenditure and resource utilization among adults with diabetes mellitus free of established cardiovascular disease: 2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).},
  author={David I Feldman and Javier Valero-Elizondo and Joseph A. Salami and Jamal S Rana and Oluseye Ogunmoroti and Chukwuemeka U. Osondu and Erica S. Spatz and Salim S Virani and Ron Blankstein and Michael J. Blaha and Emir Veledar and Khurram Nasir},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2017},
  volume={258},
  pages={79-83}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Given the prevalence and economic burden of diabetes mellitus (DM), we studied the impact of a favorable cardiovascular risk factor (CRF) profile on healthcare expenditures and resource utilization among individuals without cardiovascular disease (CVD), by DM status. METHODS 25,317 participants were categorized into 3 mutually… CONTINUE READING