Silver Book Fact

Greater use of clot-busting drug t-PA in ischemic
stroke patients could save the health care system
over $100 million a year.

New Stroke Treatment Likely to Decrease Health Care Costs and Increase Quality of Life. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/news_and_events/press_releases/pressrelease_stroke_treatment_042298.htm. Published 21-Apr-1998

Reference

Title
New Stroke Treatment Likely to Decrease Health Care Costs and Increase Quality of Life
Publication Date
Published 21-Apr-1998
Authors
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
URL
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Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

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