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Every additional dollar spent on the routine use of beta-blockers (versus under-use) in acute heart attack patients has produced health gains valued as high as $38.44.

MEDTAP International, Inc. The Value of Investment in Health Care: Better care, better lives. Bethesda, MD: MEDTAP; 2004. http://www.aha.org/content/00-10/08affordability-value.pdf

Reference

Title
The Value of Investment in Health Care: Better care, better lives
Publisher
MEDTAP
Publication Date
2004
Authors
MEDTAP International, Inc
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  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

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