Cost-effectiveness of therapies for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

  title={Cost-effectiveness of therapies for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Mark H. Eckman and Rodney Howard Falk and Stephen G. Pauker},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={158 15},
BACKGROUND The most appropriate treatment(s) for patients with atrial fibrillation remains uncertain. OBJECTIVE To examine the cost-effectiveness of anti-thrombotic and antiarrhythmic treatment strategies for atrial fibrillation. METHODS We performed decision and cost-effectiveness analyses using a Markov state transition model. We gathered data from the English-language literature using MEDLINE searches and bibliographies from selected articles. We obtained financial data from nationwide… CONTINUE READING


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