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Mitral valve disease costs

Mitral valve disease (symptomatic and asymptomatic) costs the U.S. at least $13.2 billion in direct healthcare expenditures each year.

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. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5076539/pdf/ceor-8-613.pdf

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
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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