- PCI – a minimally invasive procedure to open blocked heart arteries – had the most dramatic cost savings when compared to open heart surgery, saving health payers $30,850 per patient, and 37.7 fewer work-days missed per patient over the course of one year.
- A cost savings of $12,031 and 16.6 fewer absent days from work, per patient, for peripheral revascularization, a non-invasive procedure to restore blood flow to the arteries that supply blood to the body's arms and legs.
- Collectively, the minimally invasive procedures analyzed in the study reduced health plan expenditures by more than $8.9 billion and another $2.2 billion in reduced workplace absenteeism over a one-year period nationally among adults with employer-sponsored health insurance.
New Study Finds Minimally Invasive Procedures Lower Healthcare Spending And Restore Worker Productivity
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