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Comparison of hospital charges for closure of patent ductus arteriosus by surgery and by transcatheter coil occlusion. Am J Cardiol 1996 Apr 01;77(9):776-9 PMID: 8651136


Hospital charges for coil occlusion were significantly less than for surgical closure of patent ductus arteriosus, and were reduced over time as experience permitted refinement of the coil occlusion protocol. The expected hospital charges for closure by a coil occlusion strategy, including the charges for surgical closure in patients with failed coil occlusion, was less than the hospital charges for surgical closure strategy under any reasonable estimate of coil occlusion efficacy.

Author List

Fedderly RT, Beekman RH 3rd, Mosca RS, Bove EL, Lloyd TR


Raymond T. Fedderly MD Associate Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Analysis of Variance
Child, Preschool
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
Embolization, Therapeutic
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Catheterization
Hospital Charges
Middle Aged
Radiography, Thoracic
Retrospective Studies
Surgical Procedures, Elective
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

View this publication's entry at the Pubmed website PMID: 8651136
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