Epidemiology of carotid endarterectomy among Medicare beneficiaries: 1985-1996 update.

@article{Hsia1998EpidemiologyOC,
  title={Epidemiology of carotid endarterectomy among Medicare beneficiaries: 1985-1996 update.},
  author={David Chu-Wen Hsia and Linda M. Moscoe and W. Mark Krushat},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1998},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={
          346-50
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This article describes changes in the rate and outcome of carotid endarterectomies among Medicare beneficiaries. METHODS We analyzed International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes as shown on Medicare bills to calculate carotid endarterectomy frequency, rate, and perioperative mortality by patient demography and hospital characteristics. RESULTS After initially peaking at 61273 procedures (20.6 per 10000 beneficiaries… CONTINUE READING
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