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 days2,1835,8028,92716,912
 Nursing home days15,14132,80534,40682,352
Outpatient care
 Office-based physician encounters11,55516,71834,36562,638
 Emergency department encounters3349713,4784,782
 Hospital outpatient and free-standing ambulatory surgical center encounters462,3993,4675,912
Home health visits1,4935,89936,82044,212
Hospice care days484304,6165,094