Trends in hospital treatment of ventricular arrhythmias among Medicare beneficiaries, 1985 to 1995.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Treatment options for patients with ventricular arrhythmias have undergone major changes in the last 2 decades. Trends in use of invasive procedures, clinical outcomes, and expenditures have not been well documented. METHODS We used administrative databases of Medicare beneficiaries from 1985 to 1995 to identify patients hospitalized with… (More)

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