Dhruv S. Kazi, MD, MSc, MS; Joanne Penko, MS, MPH; Daniel A. Ollendorf, PhD; Pamela G. Coxson, PhD; Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS
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Reproducible Research Statement:Study protocol: Not available. Statistical code: The Cardiovascular Disease Policy Model is available to interested readers who submit a 1- to 2-page research proposal and collaboration plan to Dr. Bibbins-Domingo (e-mail, email@example.com) and sign the Creative Commons agreement available at http://tiny.ucsf.edu/CVDpolicymodel, pending approval by the model team. Data set: Data for this study come from sources detailed in the Supplement (available at http://tiny.ucsf.edu/CVDpolicymodel). Data from the Framingham Heart Study are available following approval of research applications submitted at http://biolincc.nhlbi.nih.gov/studies/framcohort/?q=framingham for the Framingham Heart Study cohort and http://biolincc.nhlbi.nih.gov/studies/framoffspring/?q=framingham for the Framingham Offspring Study. Data on the health survey, vital statistics, and health care costs are publicly available from government sources described in the Supplement (available at http://tiny.ucsf.edu/CVDpolicymodel).
Kazi DS, Penko J, Ollendorf DA, et al. Effect of Money-Back Guarantees on the Cost-Effectiveness of Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin Type 9 Inhibitors. Ann Intern Med. 2018;168:896–898. [Epub ahead of print 3 April 2018]. doi: 10.7326/M17-3367
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