Silver Book Fact
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