Recent declines in hospitalizations for acute myocardial infarction for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries: progress and continuing challenges.

@article{Chen2010RecentDI,
  title={Recent declines in hospitalizations for acute myocardial infarction for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries: progress and continuing challenges.},
  author={Jersey Chen and Sharon-Lise T. Normand and Yun Wang and Elizabeth E. Drye and Geoffrey C Schreiner and Harlan M. Krumholz},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2010},
  volume={121 11},
  pages={1322-8}
}
BACKGROUND Amid recent efforts to reduce cardiovascular risk, whether rates of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the United States have declined for elderly patients is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS Medicare fee-for-service patients hospitalized in the United States with a principal discharge diagnosis of AMI were identified through the use of data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from 2002 to 2007, a time period selected to reduce changes arising from the new definition… CONTINUE READING

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