Economic impact of drug-eluting stents on hospital systems: a disease-state model.

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BACKGROUND Drug-eluting intracoronary stents decrease restenosis and later revascularization. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recognizing the financial and clinical impact of this technology, recently proposed accelerated reimbursement to hospitals. METHODS AND RESULTS A disease state-transition computer model simulated the clinical… (More)

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