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Relative cost of coronary angioplasty and bypass surgery in a one-vessel disease model.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6233888     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A national study was carried out to determine the relative costs of PTCA and CABG. Baseline clinical criteria for the 2 groups were similar. Data were collected in 186 sets for the PTCA group and 175 sets for the CABG group. Male patients make up 81% of the PTCA group and 80% of the CABG group. Mean hospital stay was 12 +/- 5 days in the CABG group, compared with 4 +/- 2 days in the PTCA group (p less than 0.001). The base charges for hospital and professional components of the CABG procedure were $15,580 +/- $2,159, whereas the same charges for the PTCA procedure were $5,315 +/- $2,159 (p less than 0.001). With an 80% primary success rate, which was the group mean success rate, the average dollar savings per PTCA procedure would be $7,149, or $7,149,000 per 1,000 cases. Thus, PTCA for revascularization in 1-vessel CAD is significantly more cost-effective than CABG in the short term.
G C Jang; P C Block; M J Cowley; A R Gruentzig; G Dorros; D R Holmes; K M Kent; L L Leatherman; R K Myler; S M Sjolander
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1984 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-07-16     Completed Date:  1984-07-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  52C-55C     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon / economics*
Coronary Artery Bypass / economics*
Coronary Disease / surgery,  therapy*
Coronary Vessels*
Costs and Cost Analysis
Middle Aged

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