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Using medical imaging to diagnose and treat stroke leads to better outcomes and shorter hospital stays, which yields a net economic benefit of about $8 billion over 10 years.

Johnston S, Rootenberg J, Katrak S, Smith W, et al. Effect of a U.S. National Institute of Health Programme of Clinical Trials in Public Health and Costs. The Lancet. 2006; 367: 1319-27. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16631910/

Reference

Title
Effect of a U.S. National Institute of Health Programme of Clinical Trials in Public Health and Costs
Publication
The Lancet
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Johnston S, Rootenberg J, Katrak S, Smith W, et al.
Pages
1319-27
URL
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  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

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