The annual global economic burden of heart failure.

@article{Cook2014TheAG,
  title={The annual global economic burden of heart failure.},
  author={Christopher M. Cook and Graham D. Cole and Perviz Asaria and Richard J. Jabbour and Darrel P. Francis},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={171 3},
  pages={368-76}
}
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) imposes both direct costs to healthcare systems and indirect costs to society through morbidity, unpaid care costs, premature mortality and lost productivity. The global economic burden of HF is not known. METHODS We estimated the overall cost of heart failure in 2012, in both direct and indirect terms, across the globe. Existing country-specific heart failure costs analyses were expressed as a proportion of gross domestic product and total healthcare spend… CONTINUE READING
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