Cost-effectiveness of stress-echocardiography

J. E. Marine, K. A. Freedberg, R. Davidoff

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Because of constraints on the costs of providing medical care, cardiologists in the future will find themselves challenged to provide care for their patients in the most cost-effective manner possible. Although stress-echocardiography has been shown to compare favorably with other tests in diagnostic accuracy, data on cost-effectiveness are scarce. In this article, general concepts of cost-effectiveness as they relate to stress- echocardiography are reviewed and the available literature is summarized. Although definitive data are lacking, there is evidence to suggest that stress-echocardiography may prove to be cost-effective in several clinical situations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)583-595
Number of pages13
JournalCardiology clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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