Impact $Billions in Savings: 5% Decrease in Diabetes
The January 2010 American Journal of Public Health study authors concluded that reducing the prevalence of diabetes and high blood pressure by even 5 percent would save the nation about $9 billion a year in the near term. In addition, conditions related to those health problems would also be reduced, which would increase the savings to about $24.7 billion a year in the medium term.
“Our estimate that $24.7 billion in excess medical spending would be avoided annually if primary prevention were able to achieve a 5 percent reduction in only the conditions we examined can be considered a conservative estimate of the investment in prevention activities that could be offset by medical care savings alone,” the researchers noted in a news release from the American Public Health Association.
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