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From 1996 to 2004, the number of cardiac surgeries per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries grew 22%, and growth is expected to continue.

Hayes K, Pettengill J, Stensland J. Getting The Price Right: Medicare payment rates for cardiovascular services. Health Affairs. 2007; 26(1): 124-136. https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/full/10.1377/hlthaff.26.1.124

Reference

Title
Getting The Price Right: Medicare payment rates for cardiovascular services
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Hayes K, Pettengill J, Stensland J
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
124-136
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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