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In 2004, stroke hospitalizations totaled 726,000.

Fang, J, MH Alderman, NL Keenan, and JB Croft. Declining U.S. Stroke Hospitalization Since 1997: National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1998-2004. Neuroepidemiology. 2007; 29(3-4): 243-9

Reference

Title
Declining U.S. Stroke Hospitalization Since 1997: National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1998-2004
Publication
Neuroepidemiology
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Fang, J, MH Alderman, NL Keenan, and JB Croft
Volume & Issue
Volume 29, Issue 3-4
Pages
243-9

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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