Clinical outcomes and medical care costs among medicare beneficiaries receiving therapy for peripheral arterial disease.

@article{Jaff2010ClinicalOA,
  title={Clinical outcomes and medical care costs among medicare beneficiaries receiving therapy for peripheral arterial disease.},
  author={Michael R. Jaff and Kevin E. Cahill and Andrew Peng Yu and Howard G. Birnbaum and Luella Marie Engelhart},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={
          577-87
        }
}
BACKGROUND Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common disorder with multiple options for treatment, ranging from medical interventions, surgical revascularization, and endovascular therapy. Despite the explosive advances in endovascular therapy, cost-effective methods of care have not been well defined. We analyze therapeutic strategies, outcomes, and medical cost of treatment among Medicare patients with PAD. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients who underwent therapy for PAD were identified from… CONTINUE READING
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