How medical intervention adds up

Following is a partial list of medical interventions contained in the report, "Five Hundred Life-Saving Interventions and Their Cost-Effectiveness" by the Harvard School of Public Health's Center for Risk Analysis. Multiple instances of a specific indication reflects either a range of findings from several studies or fine differences among a targeted subgroup that result in more than one value.

Intervention Beta-blocker treatment following myocardial infarction Cost/life


Beta-blockers for myocardial infarction survivors $10,617 $852
Beta-blockers for high-risk myocardial infarction survivors $3,042
Beta-blockers for low-risk myocardial infarction survivors $16,897
Breast cancer treatment
Post-surgical chemotherapy for premenopausal women with breast cancer $18,107
Post-surgical chemotherapy for women with breast cancer age 60 $22,105
Bone marrow transplant & high (vs. standard) chemotherapy for breast cancer $129,179