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Of those admitted to the hospital for cardiovascular disease–3.3% died in the hospital. This is significantly higher than the average in-hospital death rate of 2.1% for all hospitalized patients.

Russo, Allison, Karen Ho, Anne Elixhauser. Hospital Stays for Circulatory Diseases, 2004. H-Cup Statistical Brief. 2007; 26. http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb26.pdf

Reference

Title
Hospital Stays for Circulatory Diseases, 2004
Publication
H-Cup Statistical Brief
Publisher
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Russo, Allison, Karen Ho, Anne Elixhauser
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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