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Annual cost of AFib-related stroke in Medicare patients

The annual cost of stroke in Medicare patients with atrial fibrillation is estimated at $8 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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