Urinary tract infections cost in type 2 DM patients, data from 456,586 German patients

INGRESS published a paper about cost of urinary tract infections in type 2 diabetes patients; 456,586 T2DM-patients were included from a regional German healthcare fund database. We calculated UTI-associated resource costs. We observed 48,337 UTI events. The direct mean resource-based costs were €315.90 per UTI event. Healthcare costs per patient year were €3,916 higher in the UTI group than in the non-UTI group. Patients with T2DM who have had previous infections, who are older, and who are male, as well as patients who have more comorbidities or severe renal insufficiency, face above-average UTI treatment costs.

 

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