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Heart disease is costliest condition to treat

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 29 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:679
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Heart disease has come top of a league table of costs of treatment for the 15 most expensive conditions in the United States.

    A new study that analysed annual healthcare costs in the United States has found that heart disease, cancer, and trauma are the three biggest conditions in terms of cost. The combined costs of these three groups alone were almost $150bn (£95bn; ‡140bn) in 1997, the year …

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