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SAS patient hospitalization costs

Symptomatic aortic stenosis (SAS) patients who do not undergo treatment cost Medicare as much as $1.3 billion each year due to rehospitalization, prolonged stays, admissions to skilled nursing facilities, and use of hospice care.

Clark M, Arnold S, Duhay F, Thompson A, et al. Five-Year Clinical and Economic Outcomes Among Patients with Medically Managed Severe Aortic Stenosis: Results from a Medicare claims analysis. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2012; 5(5). http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/5/5/697

Reference

Title
Five-Year Clinical and Economic Outcomes Among Patients with Medically Managed Severe Aortic Stenosis: Results from a Medicare claims analysis
Publication
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Clark M, Arnold S, Duhay F, Thompson A, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 5, Issue 5
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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