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A year-long study of patients with congestive heart failure found that increased use of medicines increased pharmaceutical costs by 60%; however, hospital costs declined by 78%, producing a net savings of $9.3 million. The ability of patients to perform activities of daily living went up 15% and the death rate dropped from an expected 25% to 10%.

Managed Healthcare. Provide Education About Congestive Heart Failure and Pump Up Your Savings; Mar-1998:42-4

Reference

Title
Provide Education About Congestive Heart Failure and Pump Up Your Savings
Publication Date
Mar-1998
Authors
Managed Healthcare
Volume & Issue
Volume 8, Issue 4
Pages
42-4

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

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