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Epidemiology of complications and total treatment costs from diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes in Germany (ROSSO 4).

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Experimental and clinical endocrinology & diabetes : official journal, German Society of Endocrinology [and] German Diabetes Association
Publication Date
Volume
115
Issue
8
Pages
495–501
Identifiers
PMID: 17853332
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

ROSSO is the first epidemiological cohort study examining longitudinal epidemiological data of the same patients over more than five years (up to eight years) for type 2 diabetes mellitus in primary care practices, starting from diagnosis. The rate of complications rose linearly from diagnosis without a lag phase. Stroke occurred more often than myocardial infarction, the latter more often in men. Total treatment costs were dominated by costs of treating complications from early on, suggesting a costs saving potential by early detection of diabetes as well as by secondary prevention and patient empowerment in the period following diagnosis.

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