Silver Book Fact

Every $1 spent on technological innovations in heart attack care has produced an estimated $7 gain.

Cutler, David M. and Mark McClellan. Is Technological Change in Medicine Worth It?. Health Affairs. 2001; 20(5): 11-29. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/20/5/11.full

Reference

Title
Is Technological Change in Medicine Worth It?
Publication
Health Affairs
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Cutler, David M. and Mark McClellan
Volume & Issue
Volume 20, Issue 5
Pages
11-29
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

Related Facts

  • About 2/3 of reduced mortality from cardiovascular disease is a result of medical interventions.  
  • Atrial fibrillation ablation prevents recurrence of AFib
    Atrial fibrillation ablation, which involves using a catheter inserted into the heart to destroy electrical conduction tissue in or near the atria, prevents the recurrence of atrial fibrillation in up…  
  • Increased use of non-acute medications in primary and secondary prevention explains about 1/3 of the total reduction in cardiovascular disease mortality since 1950.  
  • 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…  
  • Heart Failure Disease Management (DM) Program Reduces Hospitalizations and Overall Costs