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Cost-savings associated with Warfarin use in AFib patients

Warfarin use in Medicare patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation was independently associated with lower medical costs averaging $9,836 per patient, per year.

Mercaldi, CJ, M Ciaramentaro, B Hahn, G Chalissery, MW Reynolds, SD Sander, GP Samsa, and DB Matchar. Cost Efficiency of Anticoagulation with Warfarin to Prevent Stroke in Medicare Beneficiaries with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation. Stroke. 2011; 42(1): 112-8. http://stroke.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/short/42/1/112

Reference

Title
Cost Efficiency of Anticoagulation with Warfarin to Prevent Stroke in Medicare Beneficiaries with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation
Publication
Stroke
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Mercaldi, CJ, M Ciaramentaro, B Hahn, G Chalissery, MW Reynolds, SD Sander, GP Samsa, and DB Matchar
Volume & Issue
Volume 42, Issue 1
Pages
112-8
URL
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