Screening Adults for Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes May Be Cost-Saving

  title={Screening Adults for Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes May Be Cost-Saving},
  author={Ranee Chatterjee and K M Venkat Narayan and Joseph Lipscomb and Lawrence S. Phillips},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
OBJECTIVE The economic costs of hyperglycemia are substantial. Early detection would allow management to prevent or delay development of diabetes and diabetes-related complications. We investigated the economic justification for screening for pre-diabetes/diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We projected health system and societal costs over 3 years for 1,259 adults, comparing costs associated with five opportunistic screening tests. All subjects had measurements taken of random plasma and… CONTINUE READING


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