An econometric model is presented to compare the cost-effectiveness of two alternative procedures, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), for the treatment of multivessel coronary artery disease. This study utilizes the MIMIC (multiple indicator multiple cause) health model in a simultaneous equation system to analyse Emery Angioplasty Surgery Trial (EAST) data. This method eliminates the possibility of endogeneity bias, which may have affected the results of previous cost-effectiveness analyses on this topic. The empirical results indicate that neither procedure proves more cost-effective at 3 year follow-up.
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|Published - 1997
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health Policy