Cost-Effectiveness of Coarctation Repair Strategies: Endovascular Stenting Versus Surgery

  title={Cost-Effectiveness of Coarctation Repair Strategies: Endovascular Stenting Versus Surgery},
  author={Jon C. George and D. F. K. Shim and J C Bucuvalas and Eleanor Immerman and Peter B. Manning and Jeffrey M. Pearl and Robert H. Beekman},
  journal={Pediatric Cardiology},
The cost-effectiveness of stent (ST) implantation for the repair of coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is not documented in the medical literature. Inflation-adjusted hospital costs for ST implantation and for surgical (SU) repair were obtained using the HBOC Cost Accounting System software and evaluated for all patients 5 years of age or older who underwent elective treatment of CoA between July 1997 and June 2001. The average age of the ST group (n = 10) was 12.2 ± 3.9 years compared to 9.5 ± 3.5… CONTINUE READING

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