Roxanne M. Andrews

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Highlights „ In 2006, the national hospital bill totaled nearly $950 billion for 39 million hospital stays. „ One-fifth of the national hospital bill was for treatment of five conditions: coronary artery disease, mother's pregnancy and delivery, newborn infants, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and congestive heart failure (CHF). Hospital stays for(More)
Highlights „ In 2003, racial and ethnic disparities existed in the rates of preventable hospitalizations, with blacks generally having the highest rates and Hispanics the second highest rates. „ The disparities were greatest for hospitalizations for chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and asthma. Compared with non-Hispanic whites, rates of(More)
Acknowledgments This Decision Guide is intended for use by community quality collaboratives interested in evaluating quality and resource use measures. The guide presents answers to 26 questions, identified in collaboration with representatives from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Chartered Value Exchanges. to develop Selecting Quality(More)
Highlights „ In 2005, there were an estimated 892,300 hospitalizations for cerebrovascular disease, totaling $8.5 billion in hospital cost. „ More than half of admissions for cerebrovascular disease resulted from acute stroke, including 46.2 percent for ischemic stroke and 12.8 percent for hemorrhagic stroke, while more than one-third were the result of(More)
Highlights „ Between 1994 and 2004, risk-adjusted inpatient mortality rates for six selected diagnoses and six surgical procedures steadily decreased by 18 to 46 percent. „ Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) had the largest reduction in hospital deaths per 1,000 admissions among all diagnoses and procedures examined, with 43 fewer in-hospital deaths(More)