The Cost of Congenital Heart Disease in Children and Adults

Arthur Garson
1994 Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine  
Objective: To assess the cost of congenital heart disease (CHD) and to assess whether practice pattern or price was more responsible for variation. Research Design and Setting: Data were collected from Charleston, NC; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit, Mich; Houston, Tex; Los Angeles, Calif; and New York, NY. The CHD was first classified as to physiologic characteristics and severity. For each type of CHD, the number of clinic visits, hospitalizations, and years of medication use were estimated.
doi:10.1001/archpedi.1994.02170100037008 pmid:7921093 fatcat:vzqnjipipjfvrdzlllmxfgmu6a