Patient Education Proves Cost-Effective in Controlling Diabetes
May, Bill, THE JOURNAL RECORD
Journal Record Staff Reporter
Patient education is one of the most cost-effective methods of controlling problems associated with diabetes, a local certified diabetes educator says.
In fact, a 10-year nationwide study showed that for every $1 spent on patient education, $3 was saved on medical care, said Anastasia Marie Chehak, 6520 N. Western Ave.
"Besides the direct savings in lower medical costs, think of the savings in possible loss of life, sight or limbs," she said. "Also, the quality of life appears to be better when the patient is educated about the disease and is empowered to take control of the treatment."
Patient education is a …
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Publication information: Article title: Patient Education Proves Cost-Effective in Controlling Diabetes. Contributors: May, Bill - Author. Newspaper title: THE JOURNAL RECORD. Publication date: February 16, 1994. Page number: Not available. © 2009 THE JOURNAL RECORD. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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