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The annual total incremental per patient health care expenditures for heart valve disease patients ranged from $1,755 in 1996 to $12,789 in 2011.

The Direct Health-Care Burden of Valvular Heart Disease: Evidence from US national survey data. Clinicoecon Outcomes Res. 2016; 8

Reference

Title
The Direct Health-Care Burden of Valvular Heart Disease: Evidence from US national survey data
Publication
Clinicoecon Outcomes Res
Publication Date
2016

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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