Stroke in Medicare patients with atrial fibrillation who were not treated with anticoagulants, cost Medicare $4.8 billion each year in direct costs. Those who had strokes despite prophylactic treatment cost an additional… [ Get More Details ]
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… [ Get More Details ]
Average length of hospital stay for VTE patients after surgery
The mean length of stay for patients hospitalized after major orthopedic surgery was more than twice as long for patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE)—as compared to those without VTE. VTE… [ Get More Details ]
African Americans in Southeastern U.S. and Stroke Burden
African Americans and those living in the southeastern United States experience the greatest
disease burden of stroke.
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