Better treatment, not more spending, saves heart attack patients, study finds

Increases in early stenting have paid off in lives and dollars, but overall costs have grown without accompanying reductions in mortality.

Increases in early stenting have paid off in lives and dollars, but overall costs have grown without accompanying reductions in mortality.

A long-term look at heart attack care and spending in America in the 21st Century shows more survival, more spending, and more variation between hospitals on both scores. And while spending on rapid angioplasty appears to be paying off, a lot of the dollars spent in the six months after a heart attack aren't making a difference in the long-term death rate.

Source: ScienceDaily

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