Hospitalization and expenditures for the treatment of general medical conditions among the U.S. diabetic population in 1991.

@article{Ray1996HospitalizationAE,
  title={Hospitalization and expenditures for the treatment of general medical conditions among the U.S. diabetic population in 1991.},
  author={Nancy Fox Ray and Mae Thamer and Thomas J. S. Taylor and S N Fehrenbach and Robert E. Ratner},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1996},
  volume={81 10},
  pages={3671-9}
}
Although the medical expenditures for the treatment of acute glycemic and chronic complications of diabetes are well documented, little is known about the costs of treating general medical conditions among persons with diabetes. Accordingly, data from the 1991 National Hospital Discharge Survey and the 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey were used to estimate the risk of hospitalization for general medical conditions among middle-aged (45-64 yr) and elderly (> or = 65 yr) persons with… CONTINUE READING

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