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Hospital readmission rates among AFib patients

In the year following initial hospitalization for atrial fibrillation (AF), 12.5% of chronic AF patients were readmitted for AF—17.6% of readmissions occurred within 1 month. Among newly-diagnosed patients, 10.1% were readmitted—22.7% of readmissions occurred within 1 month.

Kim, MH, J Lin, M Hussein, and D Battleman. Incidence and Temporal Pattern of Hospital Readmissions for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. Curr Med Res Opin. 2009; 25(5): 1215-20. http://informahealthcare.com/doi/full/10.1185/03007990902869235

Reference

Title
Incidence and Temporal Pattern of Hospital Readmissions for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Publication
Curr Med Res Opin
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Kim, MH, J Lin, M Hussein, and D Battleman
Volume & Issue
Volume 25, Issue 5
Pages
1215-20
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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