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Distribution of inpatient and selected outpatient costs for treating atrial fibrillation

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Distribution of inpatient and selected outpatient costs for treating atrial fibrillation

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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    Around 73% of total U.S. atrial fibrillation costs are for inpatient expenses.  
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    The estimated costs for hospitalization of atrial fibrillation (AF) patients in 2001 were $2.93 billion for patients with AF as their primary discharge diagnosis.  
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