[Whitepaper] Type 2 Diabetes and Management of Cardiovascular and Renal Comorbidities: A Cohort Analysis with Case Study Using Electronic Health Records

Diabetes management is challenging. The statistics are staggering, 30 million+ Americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) estimates that 1 in 4 healthcare dollars are spent on the care cost of individuals with diabetes. Adults with a diagnosis of diabetes made nearly 14 million visits in a single year (2014) to emergency departments, according to a national hospital ambulatory survey. Most adults with diabetes have one or more co-existing chronic comorbidities that increase rates of adverse events, risk of hospitalization, and mortality; over 40% of patients with type 2 diabetes have been reported to have 3-4 comorbidities. With the expanding use of electronic health records (EHR), it is time to examine how real-world data (RWD) enables clinical support and supports medical innovation along with drug development to advance the management of type 2 diabetes and its comorbidities.

Read more to learn how real-world evidence derived from de-identified patient information available in electronic health record (EHR) platforms may be leveraged to inform and advance diabetes care plans.

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