In 2006, $32.7 billion in program payments were made to Medicare beneficiaries discharged from short-stay hospitals with a principal diagnosis of cardiovascular disease–and average of $10,201 per discharge.
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Hypertension and heart failure are the 2 most common cardiovascular reasons for physician visits in older adults. Heart failure is a major cause of chronic disability, inability to exercise, decreased… [ Get More Details ]
Difference in inpatient care costs between hip-fracture repair patients
The difference in inpatient care costs between patients who developed venous thromboembolism after
orthopedic surgery and those who didn’t, was highest among those who underwent hip-fracture repair. Costs
were $10,000 to $13,000… [ Get More Details ]