Ruling out cardiac failure: Cost-benefit analysis of a sequential testing strategy with NT-proBNP before echocardiography

@inproceedings{Ferrandis2013RulingOC,
  title={Ruling out cardiac failure: Cost-benefit analysis of a sequential testing strategy with NT-proBNP before echocardiography},
  author={Maria-Jos{\'e} Ferrandis and Ingvar Ryd{\'e}n and Tomas L Lindahl and Anders Larsson},
  booktitle={Upsala journal of medical sciences},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVES To estimate the possible economic benefit of a sequential testing strategy with NT-proBNP to reduce the number of echocardiographies. METHODS Retrospective study in a third-party payer perspective. The costs were calculated from three Swedish counties: Blekinge, Östergötland, and Uppland. Two cut-off levels of NT-proBNP were used: 400 and 300 pg/mL. The cost-effectiveness of the testing strategy was estimated through the short-term cost avoidance and reduction in demand for… CONTINUE READING

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