Assessing the direct costs of treating nonvalvular atrial fibrillation in the United States.

@article{Coyne2006AssessingTD,
  title={Assessing the direct costs of treating nonvalvular atrial fibrillation in the United States.},
  author={Karin S. Coyne and Clark Paramore and Susan P Grandy and Marco A Mercader and Matthew A. Reynolds and Peter J. Zimetbaum},
  journal={Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={348-56}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the health-care resource use and costs attributable to treating atrial fibrillation (AF) in the United States. METHODS Retrospective analyses of three federally funded US databases (2001 data): 1) hospital inpatient stays (the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project [HCUP]); 2) physician office visits (the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey [NAMCS]); and 3) emergency department (ED) and hospital outpatient department visits (OPD) (the National Hospital Ambulatory… CONTINUE READING
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