Economic impact of diabetes mellitus in the elderly.
Diabetes mellitus, a disease prevalent in Americans of 65 or more years of age, leads to significant morbidity, mortality, and use of health-care services.
Among elderly individuals, per-capita expenditures for medical care are 50 ; higher for people with diabetes.
Estimates suggest that health care of elderly diabetic patients costs 85.16 billion annually, nearly 80 ; of which is hospital expenses.
Intensifying outpatient care of patients with diabetes may both reduce costs and prevent or delay the incidence of morbidity leading to hospitalization.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Diabète, Endocrinopathie, Organisation santé, Coût, Hospitalisation, Economie santé, Etats Unis, Vieillard
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : North America, America, Human, Diabetes mellitus, Endocrinopathy, Public health organization, Costs, Hospitalization, Health economy, United States, Elderly
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Code Inist : 002B30B. Création : 199406.