Cost of acute coronary syndrome in Switzerland in 2008.

@article{Wieser2012CostOA,
  title={Cost of acute coronary syndrome in Switzerland in 2008.},
  author={Simon Wieser and Isabelle R{\"u}themann and Sylvia De Boni and Klaus Eichler and Mark Pletscher and Dragana Radovanovi{\vc} and Tanja Ulle and Holger Auerbach},
  journal={Swiss medical weekly},
  year={2012},
  volume={142},
  pages={
          w13655
        }
}
QUESTIONS UNDER STUDY To perform a cost-of-illness study of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in Switzerland from a societal perspective, evaluating direct costs, production losses and intangible costs in terms of quality adjusted life years (QALYs) lost. METHODS A bottom-up incidence-based approach was used. Data concerning patients with one or more ACS events were extracted from a national hospital database and from mortality statistics. Inpatient costs included acute care and rehabilitation… CONTINUE READING
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