Cost-effectiveness of differing perioperative beta-blockade strategies in vascular surgery patients.

@article{Fleisher2004CosteffectivenessOD,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of differing perioperative beta-blockade strategies in vascular surgery patients.},
  author={Lee A. Fleisher and William Corbett and Cristine E. Berry and Don Poldermans},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={7-13}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the incremental value of different strategies of both oral and intravenous beta-blockade during the perioperative period in high-risk vascular patients in reducing costs and improving outcomes. DESIGN Decision analytic model incorporating costs from provider's perspective INTERVENTIONS Five perioperative strategies in patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery: (1). no routine beta-blockade, (2). preoperative oral bisoprolol for 7 days followed by… CONTINUE READING