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Annual AFib-related stroke Medicare costs

Stroke in Medicare patients with atrial fibrillation who were not treated with anticoagulants, cost Medicare $4.8 billion each year in direct costs. Those who had strokes despite prophylactic treatment cost an additional $3.1 billion.

Caro, JJ. An Economic Model of Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation: The cost of suboptimal oral anticoagulation. Am J Managed Care. 2004; 10(14): S451-61. An Economic Model of Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation: The cost of suboptimal oral anticoagulation

Reference

Title
An Economic Model of Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation: The cost of suboptimal oral anticoagulation
Publication
Am J Managed Care
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Caro, JJ
Volume & Issue
Volume 10, Issue 14
Pages
S451-61
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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