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Thirty-day mortality rates after stroke increase with age—from 9% in Medicare beneficiaries ages 65 to 74, to 13.1% in beneficiaries ages 74 to 84, to 23% in beneficiaries 85 and older.

Casper, ML, IA Nwaise, JB Croft, and DS Nilasena. Atlas of Stroke Hospitalizations Among Medicare Beneficiaries. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2008. http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/atlas/2008_stroke_atlas/index.htm

Reference

Title
Atlas of Stroke Hospitalizations Among Medicare Beneficiaries
Publisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Casper, ML, IA Nwaise, JB Croft, and DS Nilasena
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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