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Increased hospital admissions and prolonged length of stay for patients who do not undergo treatment

Medicare severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (sSAS) patients who do not undergo treatment have an average of 1.9 hospital admissions per year and prolonged lengths of stay — 11.5 hospital days per patient-year.

Clark M, Arnold S, Duhay F, Thompson A, et al. Five-Year Clinical and Economic Outcomes Among Patients with Medically Managed Severe Aortic Stenosis: Results from a Medicare claims analysis. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2012; 5(5). http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/5/5/697

Reference

Title
Five-Year Clinical and Economic Outcomes Among Patients with Medically Managed Severe Aortic Stenosis: Results from a Medicare claims analysis
Publication
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Clark M, Arnold S, Duhay F, Thompson A, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 5, Issue 5
URL
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  • Human Burden

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