PLoS ONE volume 9, issue 6, Pe98371 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098371 View full text
Thibaut Caruba, Sandrine Katsahian, Catherine Schramm, Anaïs Charles Nelson, Pierre Durieux, Dominique Bégué, Yves Juillière, Olivier Dubourg, Nicolas Danchin, Brigitte Sabatier

Abstract: Introduction and ObjectivesNumerous studies have assessed cost-effectiveness of different treatment modalities for stable angina. Direct comparisons, however, are uncommon. We therefore set out to compare the efficacy and mean cost per patient after 1 and 3 years of follow-up, of the following treatments as assessed in randomized controlled trials (RCT): medical therapy (MT), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) without stent (PTCA), with bare-metal stent (BMS), with drug-eluting stent (DES), and elective …

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