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Optimal diabetes care—can we afford it?
Evidence-based diabetes care could be highly cost effective

T.A. Chowdhury, P. Bennett-Richards
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/qjmed/hct150 983-987 First published online: 2 July 2013


Management of diabetes is expensive and set to get costlier. Managing the condition and it’s devastating complications imposing a huge societal and economic toll on healthcare systems worldwide. While many interventions to reduce complications are available, a number of interventions do not have a strong basis in evidence, and lack cost effectiveness. In a time of economic austerity, and unprecedented pressure to reduce costs of health care in the UK, are there ways improving care, without driving up cost?

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