07 July 2010

Diabetes screening is cost effective

I don't care that the first two paragraphs fit me too closely. What caught my attention is that maybe the insurance companies should all have this study as required reading (my interpretation). Read the article here.

Quote: "Any screening at all is better than none, but the greatest bang for the healthcare buck comes from screening high-risk groups. Her group concluded that the least expensive screening method -- plasma glucose levels one hour after a 50 g oral glucose challenge -- "should be considered for routine use as an opportunistic screen." Unquote. I think this speaks volumes for preventive care for those at high risk for diabetes.

I will admit I am more than a little biased about this study.

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