Meridith Johnson

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BACKGROUND Many guideline-eligible heart failure (HF) patients do not receive a survival benefit from implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). Improved risk stratification may help to reduce costs and improve the cost effectiveness of ICDs. OBJECTIVE To estimate the potential outcomes, costs, and cost effectiveness of using iodine-123(More)
PURPOSE To assess the diagnostic costs leading up to a lung cancer diagnosis in patients with abnormal computed tomography (CT) scans. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective cohort study using the 5% Medicare claims data (January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2011) was conducted. Patients aged 65 to 74 years with an abnormal chest CT scan were identified. Index(More)
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