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

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
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Medicare beneficiaries AFib mortality rate
    Of Medicare beneficiaries who receive an atrial fibrillation diagnosis, 1 in 4 will die within a year.  
  • AFib attributed stroke rate by age
    The percentage of strokes attributable to atrial fibrillation increases from 1.5% at ages 50 to 59, to 23.5% at ages 80 to 89.  
  • AFib related rates of hospital stays highest in adults ages 85+
    The rate of hospital stays involving atrial fibrillation in 2014 was more than three times as high among adults ages 85 years and older, compared with adults ages 65-84 (16,830…  
  • Atrial fibrillation costs
    Around 73% of total U.S. atrial fibrillation costs are for inpatient expenses.  
  • The risk of stroke attributable to atrial fibrillation by age
    The risk of stroke attributable to atrial fibrillation increases from 1.5% for those ages 50 to 59 to 23.5% for those ages 80 to 89.