Silver Book Fact

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
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Hospitalization costs for patients with nonrecurrent ischemic stroke
    The cost of hospitalization for patients with nonrecurrent ischemic stroke is $4,991 more in patients with atrial fibrillation, than in patients without the disease.        
  • AFib patients over age 80, 2050
    By 2050, it is estimated that more than 50% of Americans with atrial fibrillation will be age 80 and older.  
  • Annual AFib-related stroke Medicare costs
    Stroke in Medicare patients with atrial fibrillation who were not treated with anticoagulants, cost Medicare $4.8 billion each year in direct costs. Those who had strokes despite prophylactic treatment cost an additional…  
  • Medical care rates during the year following an AFib diagnosis
    A study of Medicare beneficiaries found that during the year following an atrial fibrillation (AF) diagnosis: • 28% of AF patients (versus 7% of non-AF patients) had 3 or more hospital…  
  • Quality of life in AFib patients
    Individuals with AFib report substantially worse quality of life compared to those without the disease