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Curr Pharm Des. 2013;19(13):2447-53.

The economic costs for the control of cardiovascular risk: an overview.

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Via Palvotrisia 150/A, Castelnuovo Magra, Italy.


Macroeconomic variables primarily related to the health care system are the result of two key factors. On the one hand, the results obtained for preserving the health of individuals improving, also, the quality of life and, on the other hand, the costs to be supported in order to reach these results. There is evidence that a balance between these two parameters must be obtained in an era of limited economic resources and, therefore, measures, which can achieve these variables, are under study. Cost-effectiveness ratio is the most economic factor analyzed still lending to define the relationship between costs and disease. With regard to cardiovascular risk, budgets not always in line with established expectations are under exam. Quantitative measures related to cost-effectiveness ratio as the estimate-score system, which sets specific scores for the symptoms of the disease, are studied to improve the budget that regulates costs and results on public health including cardiovascular risk characterized by a high frequency of adverse events.

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