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Decrease in AFib hospitalization rates

The use of practice guidelines in atrial fibrillation patients saw a decrease in rate of hospitalization from 74%to 38%.

Zimetbaum, Peter, Matthew R Reynolds, Kalon KL Ho, Thomas Gaziano, Mary Jane McDonald, Seth McClennen, Ronna Berezin, Mark E Josephson, and David J Cohen. Impact of a Practice Guideline for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation on Medical Resource Utilization and Costs. Am J Cardiol. 2003; 92(6): 677-81. http://www.ajconline.org/article/S0002-9149(03)00821-X/abstract

Reference

Title
Impact of a Practice Guideline for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation on Medical Resource Utilization and Costs
Publication
Am J Cardiol
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Zimetbaum, Peter, Matthew R Reynolds, Kalon KL Ho, Thomas Gaziano, Mary Jane McDonald, Seth McClennen, Ronna Berezin, Mark E Josephson, and David J Cohen
Volume & Issue
Volume 92, Issue 6
Pages
677-81
URL
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