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The economic value of improvements in health status for patients with type 2 diabetes seems to exceed or equal increases in health care spending, suggesting that those increases were worth the extra cost. However, the possibility that society is getting less value for its money could not be statistically excluded, and there is opportunity to improve the value of diabetes-related health care.


Newhouse, Joseph P. "The Net Value of Health Care for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes, 1997 to 2005." Annals of Internal Medicine 151.6 (September 15, 2009): 386-393.