Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of implantable cardioverter defibrillators for arrhythmias: a systematic review and economic evaluation


Bryant, Jackie, Brodin, Hakan, Loveman, Emma and Clegg, Andrew (2007) Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of implantable cardioverter defibrillators for arrhythmias: a systematic review and economic evaluation. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 23, (1), Winter Issue, 63-70. (doi:10.1017/S0266462307051586). (PMID:17234018).

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Description/Abstract

Evidence suggests that ICDs reduce total mortality but may be cost-effective only in some subgroups of patients at high risk of ventricular arrhythmias. Further research is needed on risk stratification of patients in whom ICDs are most likely to be clinically and cost-effective

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0266-4623 (print)
1471-6348 (electronic)
Keywords: implantable cardioverter defibrillators, arrhythmias,systematic review, arrhythmia, heart arrest, antiarrhythmia agents, implantable cardioverter defibrillator
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
ePrint ID: 194803
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2011 13:28
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:45
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/194803

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