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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 P, Reynolds M, Ho K, Gaziano T, et al. 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