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Monday, June 27, 2016
Diabetes Spending Reached $16,021 Per Capita in 2014
The Health Cost Institute recently released a study on healthcare spending
for diabetes patients. Here are some key findings from the report:
·Spending on people
with diabetes reached $16,021 per capita in 2014, an $897 increase from 2013.
·Health care spending
for people with diabetes rose 6% compared to 3.2% for people without diabetes.
·The number of ER
visits among people with diabetes rose 8.1% annually from 2012-2014.
·People with diabetes
had 7x more filled days of cardiovascular drugs than those without diabetes.
·Young adults (19-25)
with diabetes had 4x more hospital admissions for mental health and substance
·In 2014, insureds with
diabetes spent $1,944 out of pocket compared to $752 for those without