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A third of patients hospitalized in California suffer from diabetes, study finds
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

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 today 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.

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