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For every dollar spent on cardiovascular medical treatments, a return of $4 is realized.

Cutler, David M. Your Money or Your Life? Strong medicine for America’s health care system. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2004

Reference

Title
Your Money or Your Life? Strong medicine for America’s health care system
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Cutler, David M

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

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