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The New Era of Cost- and Value-conscious Cardiac Imaging

by admin on Nov 9, 2015

Healthcare providers across the country—and even in much of the world—are under enormous pressure to reduce costs and improve care quality. It’s likely no surprise that cardiac imaging is being especially scrutinized—with multiple initiatives under way to reduce and eliminate inappropriate testing.Cardiac-US-Trend-Report-Thumb.png

In 2010, the cost of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the U.S., including healthcare expenditures and lost productivity from death and disability, totaled more than $503 billion. Of this, more than 65 percent, or $325 billion, was attributed to direct medical costs.

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