Hospital admissions for diabetes rose 13 percent in Pennsylvania between 2000 and 2016. While admissions among older Pennsylvanians declined, the rate for younger people under the age of 45 increased 38 percent over that period of time.
Diabetes admissions in Pennsylvania resulted in $205 million in payments to hospitals in 2016, but according to the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, about 86 percent of 2016 adult admissions could have been prevented with more timely and appropriate care and disease management.
Learn more about the prevalence of diabetes admissions in Pennsylvania in the new PHC4 research brief
“Pennsylvania Hospital Admissions for Diabetes,” which can be found here.