Costs and effectiveness of routine therapy with long-term beta-adrenergic antagonists after acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Goldman1988CostsAE,
  title={Costs and effectiveness of routine therapy with long-term beta-adrenergic antagonists after acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Lee W Goldman and S. T. Benjamin Sia and E. Francis Cook and John D. Rutherford and Milton C. Weinstein},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={319 3},
  pages={152-7}
}
We analyzed the costs and effectiveness of routine therapy with beta-adrenergic antagonists in patients who survived an acute myocardial infarction. On the basis of data pooled from the literature, this form of therapy resulted in a 25 percent relative reduction annually in the mortality rate for years 1 to 3 and a 7 percent relative reduction for years 4 to 6 after a myocardial infarction. The estimated cost of six years of routine beta-adrenergic-antagonist therapy to save an additional year… CONTINUE READING

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