Cost analysis of isolated mitral valve surgery in the United States.

@article{Vassileva2012CostAO,
  title={Cost analysis of isolated mitral valve surgery in the United States.},
  author={Christina M Vassileva and John C. Shabosky and Theresa M. Boley and Stephen J. Markwell and Stephen R. Hazelrigg},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 5},
  pages={1429-36}
}
BACKGROUND Within the field of cardiac surgery, several strategies have been adopted in an effort to address contributors to increasing health care costs. Limited data are available on cost analysis within the field of mitral valve surgery. The purpose of our investigation was to analyze cost differences between mitral valve repair and replacement. METHODS The analysis was based on the subset of patients with isolated mitral valve repair or replacement (International Classification of… CONTINUE READING

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