Trends in hospitalization rates for heart failure in the United States, 1973-1986. Evidence for increasing population prevalence.

@article{Ghali1990TrendsIH,
  title={Trends in hospitalization rates for heart failure in the United States, 1973-1986. Evidence for increasing population prevalence.},
  author={Jalal K. Ghali and R S Cooper and Earl S. Ford},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={150 4},
  pages={769-73}
}
Discharge data from a representative sample of short-stay US hospitals were examined to obtain information regarding trends in the prevalence of congestive heart failure from 1973 through 1986. During this 14-year period, the number of discharges more than doubled and the age-adjusted rates increased from 53% to 88% among the four major sex-race groups. On average, nonwhite men experienced annual hospitalization rates 33% higher than white men, while for women the corresponding nonwhite rates… CONTINUE READING