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Table 1 Costing data of tests, clinical events and coronary angiography

From: Economic analysis including long-term risks and costs of alternative diagnostic strategies to evaluate patients with chest pain

  Direct Costs Indirect Costs
  Relative 3 Absolute Events Morbidity Mortality Overall
c-TnT or I   13,504     
treadmill exercise test 1 140     
stress echocardiography 2.1× 294     
SPECT scintigraphy 5.7× 798     
Coronary Angiography 21.7× 3038     
Unstable Angina    10.3013 5101   10.811
Acute Myocardial Infarction    16.7813 11.5021   28.283
Heart Failure    14.0901 11.5021   25.592
Cardiac Death    10.4145   114.4841 124.898
Fatal Cancer    50.5492 12.3092 75.3872 138.246
Non Fatal Cancer    50.5492 12.3092   62.858
  1. Costs are expressed in US dollars years 20031, 20042, 1999–20013, 19974, 20005