Early and long-term outcomes of heart failure in elderly persons, 2001-2005.

@article{Curtis2008EarlyAL,
  title={Early and long-term outcomes of heart failure in elderly persons, 2001-2005.},
  author={Lesley H. Curtis and Melissa A. Greiner and Bradley G. Hammill and J. Michael Kramer and David Joshua Whellan and Kevin A. Schulman and Adrian F. Hernandez},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={168 22},
  pages={2481-8}
}
BACKGROUND The treatment of chronic heart failure has improved during the past 2 decades, but little is known about whether the improvements are reflected in trends in early and long-term mortality and hospital readmission. METHODS In a retrospective cohort study of 2 540 838 elderly Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized with heart failure between January 1, 2001, and December 31, 2005, we examined early and long-term all-cause mortality and hospital readmission and patient- and hospital-level… CONTINUE READING

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