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Cost-savings associated with Warfarin use in AFib patients
Warfarin use in Medicare patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation was independently associated with lower medical costs averaging $9,836 per patient, per year.
Mercaldi C, Ciaramentaro M, Hahn B, Chalissery G. Cost Efficiency of Anticoagulation with Warfarin to Prevent Stroke in Medicare Beneficiaries with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation. Stroke. 2011; 42(1): 112-8. http://stroke.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/short/42/1/112