Impact analysis of drug-eluting stent in the unified health system budget.

@article{Araujo2007ImpactAO,
  title={Impact analysis of drug-eluting stent in the unified health system budget.},
  author={Denizar V Araujo and Valter Correia de Lima and Marcos Bosi Ferraz},
  journal={Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={458-63}
}
BACKGROUND Drug-eluting stents represent an additional option to treat coronary artery disease. This technology represents a major breakthrough that may require additional funding in the short-term to enable its inclusion in procedures of the Unified Health System. OBJECTIVE To estimate the impact on the Unified Health System budget in the first year of use of drug-eluting stents. METHODS A Budget Impact Model was designed to predict the economic impact of the inclusion of drug-eluting… CONTINUE READING

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