Diabetes program using pharmacist coaches reduces costs

04/7/2009 | Reuters

A program in which pharmacists helped patients with diabetes manage their disease resulted in a cost savings of almost $1,100 per patient, or 7.2%, over one year, according to study results released by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation. The "Diabetes Ten City Challenge" included 30 companies that set up a voluntary health benefit for employees, dependents and retirees with diabetes.

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