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In 2006, cardiovascular disease cost the U.S. close to $400 billion in direct and indirect costs.

Gaziano, Thomas A. Reducing The Growing Burden Of Cardiovascular Disease In The Developing World. Health Affairs. 2007; 26(1): 13

Reference

Title
Reducing The Growing Burden Of Cardiovascular Disease In The Developing World
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Gaziano, Thomas A
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
13

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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