AFib patient hospital visits
Individuals with atrial fibrillation (AF) are 4 times more likely to visit the hospital 3 or more times in the year following an AF diagnosis—compared to those without the disease.
Lee W, Lamas G, Balu S, Spalding J, et al. Direct Treatment Cost of Atrial Fibrillation in the Elderly American Population: A Medicare perspective. J Med Econ. 2008; 11(2): 281-98. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19450086