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Impact of a Practice Guideline for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation on Medical Resource Utilization and Costs

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    • AFib practice guidelines reduce direct health care costs
      The use of practice guidelines in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients significantly decreased hospitalization and resource utilization—with an average decrease in 30-day total direct health care costs of around $1,400 per patient.  
    • 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%.