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At admission, 23.7% of nursing home residents in 2004 had a primary diagnosis of cardiovascular disease–the leading primary diagnosis for nursing home residents.

Elixhauser, A and P Owens. Reasons for Being Admitted to the Hospital Through the Emergency Department. HCUP Statistical Brief No. 13. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2003. http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb2.jsp

Reference

Title
Reasons for Being Admitted to the Hospital Through the Emergency Department. HCUP Statistical Brief No. 13
Publisher
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Elixhauser, A and P Owens
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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