Silver Book Fact

Fact image

Beta-Blocker Treatment After A Heart Attack: Trends, 1996-2006

National Committee for Quality Assurance. The State of Healthcare Quality Report 2007; September 2007. http://www.ncqa.org/Portals/0/Publications/Resource%20Library/SOHC/SOHC_07.pdf

Reference

Title
The State of Healthcare Quality Report 2007
Publication Date
September 2007
Authors
National Committee for Quality Assurance
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • Development and widespread use of left ventricular assist devices could result in a 50% decrease in heart failure-related hospitalizations.  
  • Without antihypertensive drug therapy, there would have been about 572,000 more hospital discharges for stroke in 2002 and 261,000 more discharges for myocardial infarction.  
  • Satisfaction with HVD Treatment
    Among treated heart valve disease (HVD), 96% express “full satisfaction” and 78% are “very satisfied” with their treatment.  
  • Full medication coverage is expected to increase patient compliance from 50% to 76%. Expanded coverage would cost insurers an average of $644 more per patient, but would avert an average…  
  • In 2001, 86,000 more premature deaths from cardiovascular disease (50,000 men and 36,000 women) would have occurred among Americans age 40 and older without antihypertensive drug therapy.