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Cardiovascular disease ranked highest among all disease categories in hospital discharges in 2005.

DeFrances Carol, Christine Lucas, Verita Buie, Aleksandr Golosinskiy. 2006 National Hospital Discharge Survey. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics; 2008. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr005.pdf

Reference

Title
2006 National Hospital Discharge Survey
Publication
National Health Statistics Reports
Publisher
National Center for Health Statistics
Publication Date
2008
Authors
DeFrances Carol, Christine Lucas, Verita Buie, Aleksandr Golosinskiy
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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