Intermittent claudication: cost-effectiveness of revascularization versus exercise therapy.

@article{Vries2002IntermittentCC,
  title={Intermittent claudication: cost-effectiveness of revascularization versus exercise therapy.},
  author={Sybolt O de Vries and Karen Visser and Jelle A de Vries and John B. Wong and Magruder C. Donaldson and M. G. Myriam Hunink},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={222 1},
  pages={25-36}
}
PURPOSE To compare the costs, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of alternative treatment strategies for intermittent claudication. MATERIALS AND METHODS By combining data from the literature and original patient data, a Markov decision model was developed to evaluate the societal cost-effectiveness. Patients presented with previously untreated intermittent claudication, and treatment options were exercise, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (with stent placement, if necessary), and/or… CONTINUE READING