Ambulatory Treatment Of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus In The United States, 1997-2012

Diabetes Care: November 6, 2013


ackground Type 2 diabetes is increasingly common and associated with substantial morbidity and mortality.

Methods We conducted descriptive analyses of cross-sectional data using the IMS Health National Disease and Therapeutic Index, a nationally representative audit of ambulatory physician practices in the US. We focused on visits for diabetes among patients 35 years or older. We used the IMS Health National Prescription Audit of pharmacy dispensing to derive information about drug expenditures. Read More