Silver Book Fact

The most common cause of hospitalization and rehospitalization in Americans age 65 and older is congestive heart failure.

Warshaw G. Introduction: Advances and challenges in care of older people with chronic illness. San Francisco, CA: American Society on Aging; 2006:5-10. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asag/gen/2006/00000030/00000003/art00002

Reference

Title
Introduction: Advances and challenges in care of older people with chronic illness
Publication
Generations
Publisher
American Society on Aging
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Warshaw G
Volume & Issue
Volume 30, Issue 3
Pages
5-10
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Medicare data show that the number of coronary artery bypass graft procedures increased from 158,000 in 1992 to a peak of 190,000 in 1996 and then fell to 152,000 in…  
  • 10 million Americans are disabled as a result of stroke and heart disease.  
  • Annual strokes from AFib
    Atrial fibrillation accounts for between 75,000 and 100,000 strokes per year.  
  • Venous thromboembolism hospitalization rates
    An estimated 250,000 patients are hospitalized each year with venous thromboembolism.  
  • Projections of significant heart valve disease in 65+ U.K. population