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Annual direct cost of Afib

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Average annual cost comparison between patients with and without atrial fibrillation

Wu E, Birnbaum H, Mareva M, Tuttle E, et al. Economic Burden and Co-Morbidities of Atrial Fibrillation in a Privately Insured Population. Curr Med Res Opin. 2005; 21(10): 1693-9. http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1185/030079905X65475

Reference

Title
Economic Burden and Co-Morbidities of Atrial Fibrillation in a Privately Insured Population
Publication
Curr Med Res Opin
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Wu E, Birnbaum H, Mareva M, Tuttle E, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 21, Issue 10
Pages
1693-9
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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