The projected economic value of eliminating deaths from stroke is $7.6 trillion.
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In the absence of antihypertensive drug therapy, there would have been an estimated 572,000 more hospital discharges for stroke in 2002, and 261,000 more discharges for myocardial infarction. The… [ Get More Details ]
Assuming that Medicare Part D covers about 37% of beneficiaries’ drug costs, it is estimated that providing post-myocardial infarction Medicare beneficiaries with full coverage for combination pharmcotherapy will save more… [ Get More Details ]
Use of antihypertensive therapies avoided an estimated $10.7 billion in 2002 direct medical costs as a result of fewer strokes. They also avoided an estimated $5.8 billion in 2002… [ Get More Details ]
Survival Rates of SAS Patients with and without SAVR
Patients with severe aortic stenosis (SAS) ages 80+ who underwent surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) have 1-year, 2-year, and 5-year survival rates of 87%, 78%, and 68% respectively — compared with… [ Get More Details ]