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Resource Utilization in Cardiac Disease : DEVELOPMENTS IN CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE - Lloyd W. Klein

Resource Utilization in Cardiac Disease

DEVELOPMENTS IN CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE

By: Lloyd W. Klein (Editor), James E. Calvin (Editor)

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Published: 31st July 1999
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Despite recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of various cardiac illnesses, including ischemic, valvular and cardiomyopathic disease, the most cost-effective means of employing laboratory testing and treatment modalities remains an issue in most practice settings. With the advent of managed care and vigilant third-party payer evaluation of the use of diagnostic tests and hospital length of stay, the most effective medical and economic method of managing everyday cardiac illness is a question that arises daily in practice. To this end, we have selected well-known and widely published experts in cardiac diagnosis and therapy to develop practical and informative approaches outlining the most cost-effective methods of patient management. The topics include the entire range of cardiac diseases and emphasize the economic impact on decision-making. We develop guidelines and present general strategies for the practicing cardiologist and general internist. Additionally, the editors, who have 10 years of experience in this area, discuss the methods necessary to bring critical pathways and practice guidelines into clinical use. Both hospital and out-patient phases of illness are considered. Special concerns of hospital, private practice managed care and group practice settings are specifically addressed.

List of Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgement
Cost Effective Evaluation of Chest Pain
Management of Stable Angina Pectoris
Management of Unstable Angina Using Risk Stratification Methods
Evidence Based Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction
Platelet Glycoprotein IIB/IIIA Integrin Inhibition in Acute Myocardial Infarction
Risk Factor Modification
Hypertension - Diagnosis and Treatment
Selection of Balloon Catheter Therapy for Patients with Mitral and Aortic Valve Stenosis
Congestive Heart Failure
Resource Utilization in Atrial Fibrillation
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Intervention
Cardiogenic Shock
The Use of Clinical Practice Guidelines in Cardiology
Information System Requirements
Management of Patients with Life-Threatening Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias: Focus on the Preeminent Role of the Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator
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ISBN: 9780792385097
ISBN-10: 0792385098
Series: DEVELOPMENTS IN CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 314
Published: 31st July 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.68