Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Shock Costs

Researchers from the Baim Institute for Clinical Research in Boston found that healthcare costs for implantable cardioverter defibrillator shocks (appropriate and inappropriate) can be substantial. The average costs were about $5600 for an appropriate shock and $4500 for an an inappropriate shock. In addition, patients often required medical intervention even after an appropriate shock.

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