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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 M, Lin J, Hussein M, Battleman D. 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 M, Lin J, Hussein M, Battleman D
Volume & Issue
Volume 25, Issue 5
Pages
1215-20
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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