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Butte below state average on hospital admissions with diabetes
Oroville Mercury-Register

One out of three patients admitted to California hospitals has diabetes, which adds $1.6 billion to health care costs a year, a study released last week found.

Researchers looked through patient discharge records of those 35 and older as well as hospital financial data from 2011 and found that an average 31 percent — or about 730,000 people — who were hospitalized had diabetes. That translates to $225 million in costs paid out by Medi-Cal, researchers said.