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Total cost of heart valve disease in the U.S.

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Moore M, Chen J, Mallow P, Rizzo J. The Direct Health-Care Burden of Valvular Heart Disease: Evidence from US national survey data. Clinicoecon Outcomes Res. 2016; 8

Reference

Title
The Direct Health-Care Burden of Valvular Heart Disease: Evidence from US national survey data
Publication
Clinicoecon Outcomes Res
Publication Date
2016
Authors
Moore M, Chen J, Mallow P, Rizzo J

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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