Medical costs associated with cardiovascular events among high-risk patients with hyperlipidemia

@inproceedings{Bonafede2015MedicalCA,
  title={Medical costs associated with cardiovascular events among high-risk patients with hyperlipidemia},
  author={Machaon M K Bonafede and Barbara H. Johnson and Akshara Richhariya and Shravanthi R. Gandra},
  booktitle={ClinicoEconomics and outcomes research : CEOR},
  year={2015}
}
OBJECTIVES This study descriptively examined acute and longer term direct medical costs associated with a major cardiovascular (CV) event among high-risk coronary heart disease risk-equivalent (CHD-RE) patients. It also gives a firsthand look at fatal versus nonfatal CV events. METHODS The MarketScan(®) Commercial Claims and Encounters Database was used… CONTINUE READING