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Treatment pathways, resource use, and costs of endovascular coiling versus surgical clipping after aSAH.

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT) reported that endovascular coiling yields better clinical outcomes than surgical clipping at 1 year. The high cost of the consumables associated with the endovascular coiling procedure (particularly the coils) led health care purchasers to conclude that coiling was a more costly procedure overall. To examine this assumption and provide evidence for future policy, accurate and comprehensive data are required on the ov...

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Journal:
Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation More from this journal
Volume:
39
Issue:
1
Pages:
111-119
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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EISSN:
1524-4628
ISSN:
0039-2499

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