Retrospective study of total healthcare costs associated with chronic nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and the occurrence of a first transient ischemic attack, stroke or major bleed.

@article{Boccuzzi2009RetrospectiveSO,
  title={Retrospective study of total healthcare costs associated with chronic nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and the occurrence of a first transient ischemic attack, stroke or major bleed.},
  author={Stephen J. Boccuzzi and John Martin and Judith Stephenson and Charles A Kreilick and Joaquim Fernandes and Jane F Beaulieu and Ole Hauch and Jennifer M Kim},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  year={2009},
  volume={25 12},
  pages={2853-64}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the direct healthcare costs associated with the onset of chronic nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (CNVAF), warfarin utilization and the occurrence of cerebrovascular events in a commercially-insured population. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This retrospective, observational cohort study utilized medical and pharmacy claims from a large, geographically diverse managed-care organization (N = 18.5 million) to identify continuously benefit-eligible CNVAF patients > or =45… CONTINUE READING
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