Trends in the management of type 2 diabetes and its prescription drug costs in Greece (1998 & 2006).

@article{Liatis2009TrendsIT,
  title={Trends in the management of type 2 diabetes and its prescription drug costs in Greece (1998 & 2006).},
  author={Stavros Liatis and Petros M. Thomakos and Stavroula Papaoikonomou and anastasia. papazafeiropoulou and Nikos Giannakopoulos and Eirini Karagiaouri and Alexios Sotiropoulos and Stavros Bousboulas and Andreas I Melidonis and Stavros Pappas and Nicholas L. Katsilambros},
  journal={Experimental and clinical endocrinology & diabetes : official journal, German Society of Endocrinology [and] German Diabetes Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={117 9},
  pages={505-10}
}
AIMS Aim of the present study is to compare control of hyperglycaemia and other diabetes-related cardiovascular risk factors during the years 1998 and 2006 and to estimate the change in the cost of medications prescribed for this purpose. METHODS We compared the medical records of all patients who were regularly followed in three major diabetes centers located in Athens and Piraeus, Greece, during 1998, with those who were examined at the same centers during 2006. The cost of medications was… CONTINUE READING