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3.3% of patients admitted to a hospital for cardiovascular disease died in the hospital–significantly higher than the average in-hospital death rate of 2.1%.

Russo C, Ho K, Elixhauser A. Hospital Stays for Circulatory Diseases, 2004. H-Cup Statistical Brief. 2007; 26. http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb26.pdf

Reference

Title
Hospital Stays for Circulatory Diseases, 2004
Publication
H-Cup Statistical Brief
Publisher
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Russo C, Ho K, Elixhauser A
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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