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The Value Of Coronary Heart Disease Care For The Elderly: 1987-2002

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    • “Coronary heart disease spending has increased more than 40% over the past 15 years, and, as a whole, the health improvements have been well worth the costs. Over the entire…  
    • In 2000-2002, for a person without coronary heart disease, hypertension added $1,600 to annual spending and diabetes added $3,600. In patients with coronary heart disease, hypertension added an additional $1,900…  
    • The greater use of medications and revascularization would provide approximately a 17% reduction in 2 year mortality combined.