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Inpatient & outpatient AFib treatment costs

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Distribution of inpatient and selected outpatient costs for treating AFib.

Assessing the Direct Costs of Treating Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation in the United States. Value in Health. 2006; 9(5): 348-56. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16961553

Reference

Title
Assessing the Direct Costs of Treating Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation in the United States
Publication
Value in Health
Publication Date
2006
Volume & Issue
Volume 9, Issue 5
Pages
348-56
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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