The study was commissioned by National Institute of Mental Health funded.

###the study was commissioned by National Institute of Mental Health funded.About the Mailman School of Public HealthThe only accredited school of public health in New York City, and among the first in the nation, Columbia University Mailman provides the School of Public Health teaching and research the possibility of more than 950 graduate students in pursuit of masters and doctoral degrees. Its students and more than 300 multi-disciplinary faculty engage in research and service in the city, the nation and around the world, concentrating on biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health economics and management, population and family health, and sociomedical sciences..

Stands Under the terms of the agreement, Galapagos will receive up to 1.6 million in upfront and research services in the next two years, up to 3.8 million in bonuses milestone payments? clinical development, certain criteria must be met.According Sanders the thirty sixth accepted range a therapy pulled considered is cost $ 50,000 to $ 100,000 per QALYs, having operations costs under $ 50,000 / QALY generally regarded good value for the money, and just over $ 100,000 / QALY being normally not are seen as economy favorable. Our analytical was while to the benefits of the device of over seven took years, to use a ICD less than $ 100,000 / QALY cost compared with the control group of, said Sanders. The cost-effectiveness either either by reducing the cost the unit and the extension of ICD generator is lifetime. .. From this model, allowed the researchers to quality-adjusted life years be determined for each patient and the costs.

Defibrillator Implantation effectiveness of out of implanted heart defibrillators.

From the eight studies and two Used no mortality advantages, so that the use of an ICD lower efficient and more costly than of patients did not receive an ICD been, said Gillian D. Sanders, California decision an analyst and lead author a journal publish sixth October 2005 to. It has been estimated that there were more than a few billions of dollars annually costs ICDs for patients for which they have been proven effective and are implant as cost, she continued.