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  1. Maureen Watt1,
  2. Stuart Mealing1,
  3. Mealing Eaton1,
  4. Mark Sculpher1,
  5. Pascale Brasseur2,
  6. Rachele Busca2,
  7. Nicolo Piazza3,
  8. Stephen Palmer4,
  9. Neil Moat5
  1. 1Health Economics, Oxford Outcomes Ltd, Oxford, UK
  2. 2Reimbursement CardioVascular Europe, Medtronic International Trading Sarl, Tolochenaz, Switzerland
  3. 3Cardiovascular Surgery, Munich Heart Centre, Munich, Germany
  4. 4Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, USA
  5. 5Department of Cardiac Surgery, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ms Maureen Watt, Health Economics, Oxford Outcomes Ltd, Seacourt Tower, West Way, Botley, Oxford OX2 0JJ, UK; mozzawatt{at}

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  • Funding This study was supported by Medtronic International Trading.

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