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  1. Economics of elective coronary revascularization : comparison of costs and charges for conventional angioplasty, directional atherectomy, stenting and bypass surgery.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives

    This study was designed to evaluate more closely the the in-hospital costs of elective revascularization by directional coronary atherectomy and intracoronary stenting and to compare these costs with those of the traditional revascularization alternatives (i.e., conventional balloon angioplasty and coronary artery bypass surgery).

    Background

    Previous studies have suggested that total hospital charges for directional coronary atherectomy or intracoronary stenting are significantly higher than those for conventional angioplasty.

    However, hospital charges do not necessarily reflect true economic costs, and their use may provide misleading data with regard to cost-effectiveness.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie coronaire, Endoprothèse, Traitement instrumental, Artère coronaire, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Dilatation instrumentale, Athérectomie, Sonde ballonnet, Chirurgie, Dérivation, Aortocoronaire, Homme, Economie santé, Technique, Traitement, Coût, Etude comparative

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Coronary heart disease, Endoprosthesis, Instrumentation therapy, Coronary artery, Cardiovascular disease, Instrumental dilatation, Atherectomy, Cuffed tube, Surgery, Bypass, Aortocoronary, Human, Health economy, Technique, Treatment, Costs, Comparative study

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0676740

    Code Inist : 002B26E. Création : 199406.