Mark Hlatky, MD

Publication Details

  • Economic evaluation of alternative strategies to treat patients with diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY Hlatky, M. A., Melsop, K. A., Boothroyd, D. B. 2006; 97 (12A): 59G-65G


    Diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease (CAD) commonly coexist, and thus effective, cost-effective management strategies are needed. Intensive management of diabetes has been shown to increase medical costs while yielding better outcomes, with an acceptable cost-effectiveness ratio of <50,000 dollars per life-year added. On the basis of clinical trial findings in the 1970s and 1980s, coronary bypass surgery was cost-effective compared with medical therapy in the treatment of extensive CAD. Few trials have compared angioplasty with medical therapy, and its cost-effectiveness is not well established. The economic outcomes of contemporary coronary revascularization, especially angioplasty, compared with contemporary medical therapy must be evaluated. The Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes (BARI 2D) trial will collect extensive economic data and examine the cost-effectiveness of alternative strategies to manage diabetes and CAD in patients with both disorders.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.amjcard.2006.03.014

    View details for Web of Science ID 000239016000008

    View details for PubMedID 16813739

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