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Worldwide diabetes burden tops $1.3 trillion

April 28, 2017

The global economic burden of diabetes was estimated to be $1.31 trillion in 2015, with nearly 35% the result of indirect costs, such as labor force dropout due to morbidity and mortality, according to an analysis of WHO data.

“Our indirect cost estimates suggest that not only direct health care expenditure, but also missed production opportunities due to diabetes pose an enormous economic burden for the world economy: These missed production opportunities amount to 0.6% of world [gross domestic product],” Christian Bommer, MA, an economist with the University of Göttingen, and colleagues wrote. “Therefore, a large potential payoff exists for societies when resources are invested into the reduction of indirect costs.”

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