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Coronary artery disease accounts for 51% of all heart disease, and if no preventative drugs are made available, is projected to cost the nation $75.8 billion by 2025, up from $51.9 billion in 1999.

Reference

Title
The Future of Cardiology: Utilization and costs of care
Publication
J Am Coll Cardiol
Publication Date
2000
Authors
Steinwachs D, Collins-Nakai R, Cohn L, Garson A, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 35, Issue 4
Pages
1092-9
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

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