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According to the National Institutes of Health, use of the clot-busting drug t-PA saves $4,400 per patient in hospitalization and nursing home costs.

Houston, Kerri. Innovative Drugs Cost Patients Less in the Long Run. Chicago Sun Times. 30-Jul-2004

Reference

Title
Innovative Drugs Cost Patients Less in the Long Run
Publication
Chicago Sun Times
Publication Date
30-Jul-2004
Authors
Houston, Kerri

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

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