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VIDEO - The Cost and Prevalence of Vein Insufficiency

Tim C. Martin
March 17, 2017

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The cost of vein insufficiency is $150 million in the United States or $1 billion per year worldwide. It is a very expensive health care concern, especially now in the United States when we are talking about health care changes and that type of thing.

The cost of hospitalization is very high with venous insufficiency because of the incidence of recurring infection and wounds. This is a little more about the prevalence of venous insufficiency. About 30 million Americans suffer from it.

Only 1.9 million seek treatment and 447,000 of those patients are actually treated.

I think some of this has to do with the fact that the treatment for vein insufficiency used to be vein stripping. Vein stripping is very barbaric. People were hospitalized up to six weeks because of the chance of blood clots or DVT. Thankfully, in the past 10 to 15 years technology has advanced dramatically and we will talk about those changes a little bit later on.

The Cost and Prevalance of Vein Insufficiency 

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