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A concise review of the cost-effectiveness of coronary heart disease prevention.

Brown AI, Garber AM. A concise review of the cost-effectiveness of coronary heart disease prevention. The Medical Clinics of North America. 2000 Jan 1; 84(1):279-97, xi.

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Abstract:

Coronary heart disease is one of the largest sources of morbidity, mortality, and health care expenditure in the United States. This article reviews a number of studies that estimate the cost per unit of health benefits associated with different primary and secondary prevention strategies for coronary heart disease. Although prevention does not provide a panacea for rising health care spending, many preventive strategies are cost-effective when compared to other common clinical interventions. Prevention should be incorporated into regular clinical practice.





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