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 ]
Full medication coverage is expected to increase patient compliance from 50% to 76%. Expanded coverage would cost insurers an average of $644 more per patient, but would avert an average… [ Get More Details ]
For every dollar spent on cardiovascular medical treatments, a return of $4 is realized.
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t-PA cost savings
The total annual benefit to society from t-PA use in the United States is around $363 million—$60 million in direct cost savings to society plus an additional 7,510 QALYs. This means… [ Get More Details ]
Hospitalization from incorrect diagnosis of heart attacks costs $12 billion per year. If creatine kinase, myoglobin and troponin are used for detecting heart attack in ER patients with chest pain,… [ Get More Details ]