Cost-utility analysis of salvage cardiac extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in children.

@article{Mahle2005CostutilityAO,
  title={Cost-utility analysis of salvage cardiac extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in children.},
  author={William T. Mahle and Joseph M. Forbess and Paul M. Kirshbom and Angel R Cuadrado and Janet Simsic and Kirk R. Kanter},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={129 5},
  pages={1084-90}
}
BACKGROUND Indications for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy have expanded to include cardiopulmonary arrest and support after congenital heart surgery. Data from a national registry have reported that cardiac patients have the poorest survival of all extracorporeal membrane oxygenation recipients. Concerns have been raised about the appropriateness of such an aggressive strategy, especially in light of the high costs and potential for long-term neurologic disability. We reviewed our… CONTINUE READING

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