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In 2003, there were about 70.7 million outpatient physician office visits and 4.5 million emergency department admissions with a primary diagnosis of cardiovascular disease.

Mensah G, Brown D. An Overview Of Cardiovascular Disease Burden In The United States: Data show a growing burden from cardiovascular disease in the U.S. population; now is the time to reverse those trends. Health Affairs. 2007; 26(1): 38. https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/pdf/10.1377/hlthaff.26.1.38

Reference

Title
An Overview Of Cardiovascular Disease Burden In The United States: Data show a growing burden from cardiovascular disease in the U.S. population; now is the time to reverse those trends
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Mensah G, Brown D
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
38
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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