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Measuring Diagnostic Health Care Costs in Stable Coronary Artery Disease: Should We Follow the Money?Measuring Diagnostic Health Care Costs in Stable CAD

Joe X. Xie, MD; and Leslee J. Shaw, PhD
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This article was published at www.annals.org on 24 May 2016.

From Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Clinical Research Institute, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

Disclosures: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M16-1048.

Requests for Single Reprints: Leslee J. Shaw, PhD, Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute, Emory University School of Medicine, 1462 Clifton Road NE, Room 529, Atlanta, GA 30324.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Xie and Shaw: Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute, Emory University School of Medicine, 1462 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30324.

Ann Intern Med. 2016;165(2):147-148. doi:10.7326/M16-1048
© 2016 American College of Physicians
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Mark and colleagues' economic analysis revealed minimal cost differences between strategies directed by the use of coronary CTA versus functional testing. The editorialists discuss these findings, which they believe illustrate that index procedure costs are an incomplete snapshot of the cost burden of different clinical strategies.

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