Temporal Trends in the Utilization of Diagnostic Testing and Treatments for Cardiovascular Disease in the United States, 1993-2001
Talk about a clinician’s dream. Increased procedures that they can get paid for, but these procedures do not change the need for the really high dollar procedures done later. So, despite all the new interventional cardiac procedures, we are not seeing much of a change in cardiovascular disease rates, nor a decrease in open heart surgeries. Who needs prevention with all this money?