National trends in the repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.

  title={National trends in the repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.},
  author={Leila Mureebe and Natalia Egorova and Jeannine K Giacovelli and Annetine Gelijns and K. Craig Kent and James F. McKinsey},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={48 5},
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated trends in hospitalizations, treatment, and mortality of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAAs) in the United States Medicare population. METHODS The Medicare inpatient database (1995 through 2006) was reviewed for patients with rAAA and AAA by using International Classification of Disease (9th Clinical Modification) codes for rAAA and AAA. Proportions and trends were analyzed by chi(2) analysis, continuous variables by t test, and trends by the Cochran… CONTINUE READING
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