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Ischemic stroke hospital stays with an AFib diagnosis

One in four hospital stays (in 2014) with ischemic stroke also included a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. This is an increase from one in five stays in 1998.

Inpatient Stays Involving Atrial Fibrillation, 1998 – 2014. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief. 2018; 236. https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb236-Atrial-Fibrillation-Hospital-Stays-Trends.jsp?utm_source=ahrq&utm_medium=en-1&utm_term=&utm_content=1&utm_campaign=ahrq_en2_6_2018

Reference

Title
Inpatient Stays Involving Atrial Fibrillation, 1998 – 2014
Publication
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief
Publication Date
2018
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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