Total medical costs for Afib patients over 15-month period
A study of Medicare beneficiaries with atrial fibrillation found that total medical costs for treating these patients during a 15-month follow-up period were an average of $24,000 per patient—63% of… [ Get More Details ]
Atrial Fibrillation prevalence increase from 1992 to 2002
Among Medicare patients ages 65 and older, atrial fibrillation prevalence increased from 3.2% in 1992 to 6.0% in 2002–with higher prevalence in older patients.
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Healthcare costs of atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major economic burden for society with the biggest cost driver being hospitalizations—accounting for 52% of costs. Drugs for AF account for 23% of costs, consultations… [ Get More Details ]