Silver Book Fact

In 2006, $3.9 billion ($7449 per person) was paid to Medicare beneficiaries discharged from short-stay hospitals for stroke.

Health Care Financing Review: Medicare & Medicaid Statistical Supplement. http://www.cms.hhs.gov/medicaremedicaidstatsupp/downloads/2007table5.5b.pdf. Published 2006

Reference

Title
Health Care Financing Review: Medicare & Medicaid Statistical Supplement
Publication Date
Published 2006
Authors
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • In 2006, $11.7 billion was paid to Medicare beneficiaries for in-hospital costs when cardiovascular disease was the principal diagnosis.  
  • Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke.  
  • Median age AFib patient
    The median age of people with atrial fibrillation is about 75 years.  
  • An estimated 7,000,000 Americans age 20 and older have had a stroke.  
  • AFib rates by age
    Around 82% of Americans with atrial fibrillation are age 65 and older. Around 37% are age 80 and older.