An economic analysis of strategies for the use of contrast media for diagnostic cardiac catheterization.


A decision tree model was used to estimate the incremental cost per quality-adjusted life year (QALY) of low- as opposed to high-osmolality contrast media for cardiac angiography. Analyses were done from the viewpoints of a third-party payer and society using data from a randomized trial and the literature. Assuming low-osmolality media reduce the risk of… (More)


  • Presentations referencing similar topics