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One-Year Cost Component for Atrial Fibrillation & Non AF Medicare Patients

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One-Year Cost Component for AF & Non AF Medicare Patients

Lee W, Lamas G, Balu S, Spalding J, et al. Direct Treatment Cost of Atrial Fibrillation in the Elderly American Population: A Medicare perspective. J Med Econ. 2008; 11(2): 281-98. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19450086

Reference

Title
Direct Treatment Cost of Atrial Fibrillation in the Elderly American Population: A Medicare perspective
Publication
J Med Econ
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Lee W, Lamas G, Balu S, Spalding J, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 11, Issue 2
Pages
281-98
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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