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Table 3—

Health care use attributable to diabetes in the U.S., by age and type of service, 2002 (in thousands)

Type of serviceAge (years)
Total
<4545–64≥65
Institutional care     
 Hospital inpatient days 2,183 5,802 8,927 16,912 
 Nursing home days 15,141 32,805 34,406 82,352 
Outpatient care     
 Office-based physician encounters 11,555 16,718 34,365 62,638 
 Emergency department encounters 334 971 3,478 4,782 
 Hospital outpatient and free-standing ambulatory surgical center encounters 46 2,399 3,467 5,912 
Home health visits 1,493 5,899 36,820 44,212 
Hospice care days 48 430 4,616 5,094 
Type of serviceAge (years)
Total
<4545–64≥65
Institutional care     
 Hospital inpatient days 2,183 5,802 8,927 16,912 
 Nursing home days 15,141 32,805 34,406 82,352 
Outpatient care     
 Office-based physician encounters 11,555 16,718 34,365 62,638 
 Emergency department encounters 334 971 3,478 4,782 
 Hospital outpatient and free-standing ambulatory surgical center encounters 46 2,399 3,467 5,912 
Home health visits 1,493 5,899 36,820 44,212 
Hospice care days 48 430 4,616 5,094 
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