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Total medical costs for Afib patients over 15-month period

A study of Medicare beneficiaries with atrial fibrillation found that total medical costs for treating these patients during a 15-month follow-up period were an average of $24,000 per patient—63% of these costs were related to readmission.

Sullivan E, Braithwaite S, Dietz K, Hickey C. Health Services Utilization and Medical Costs Among Medicare Atrial Fibrillation Patients. Washington, DC: Avalere Health; 2010. http://www.avalerehealth.net/research/docs/Avalere-AFIB_Report-09212010.pdf

Reference

Title
Health Services Utilization and Medical Costs Among Medicare Atrial Fibrillation Patients
Publication
Avalere Report
Publisher
Avalere Health
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Sullivan E, Braithwaite S, Dietz K, Hickey C
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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