Direct costs of coronary artery bypass grafting in patients aged 65 years or more and those under age 65

Naglie, Gary; Tansey, Catherine; Krahn, Murray D.; O'Rourke, Keith; Detsky, Allan S.; Bolley, Hildo
March 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/23/99, Vol. 160 Issue 6, p805
Academic Journal
Presents the results of a study that estimated the direct medical costs of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in Canadian patients 65 years of age or older and compared the CABG costs with those for Canadian patients less than 65 years of age. Methods used to conduct research; Results; Discovery that CABG was more costly for older patients; Future studies.


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