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Drug eluting stents not cost effective for low risk patients

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 08 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:962

In general, drug eluting stents aren't good value for money. They are more expensive than bare metal stents, and European researchers recently estimated that if every patient had one, each cardiac event averted over 18 months would cost an extra €64 732 (£45 000; …

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