A study on the cost-effectiveness of coronary revascularization: Introducing the simultaneous mimic health status model

Jae Sang Lee, Martin J. Bailey, Jinook Jeong, Patrick D. Mauldin, William S. Weintraub

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-623
Number of pages11
JournalHealth Economics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Nov 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy

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