National trend in prevalence, cost, and discharge disposition after subdural hematoma from 1998-2007.

@article{Frontera2011NationalTI,
  title={National trend in prevalence, cost, and discharge disposition after subdural hematoma from 1998-2007.},
  author={J A Frontera and Natalia Egorova and Alan J. Moskowitz},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 7},
  pages={1619-25}
}
OBJECTIVES Subdural hematoma is a common type of intracranial hemorrhage, particularly among the elderly, yet, despite the aging U.S. population, little has been published in the last 10 yrs. This study aimed to determine national trends in prevalence, discharge disposition, length of stay, and cost of subdural hematoma over time. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Adult patients hospitalized in the United States between 1998 and 2007 identified in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample… CONTINUE READING