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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. Claiborne, John Rootenberg, Sarosh Katrak, W.S. Smith, and Jacob Elkins. Effect of a U.S. National Institute of Health Programme of Clinical Trials in Public Health and Costs. The Lancet. April 22, 2006; 367: 1319-27. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=retrieve&db=pubmed&list_uids=16631910&dopt=AbstractPlus

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Title
Effect of a U.S. National Institute of Health Programme of Clinical Trials in Public Health and Costs
Publication
The Lancet
Publication Date
April 22, 2006
Authors
Johnston, S. Claiborne, John Rootenberg, Sarosh Katrak, W.S. Smith, and Jacob Elkins
Pages
1319-27
URL
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