Trends in length of stay and short-term outcomes among Medicare patients hospitalized for heart failure, 1993-2006.

@article{Bueno2010TrendsIL,
  title={Trends in length of stay and short-term outcomes among Medicare patients hospitalized for heart failure, 1993-2006.},
  author={H{\'e}ctor Bueno and Joseph S Ross and Yun Wang and Jersey Chen and Mar{\'i}a Teresa Vid{\'a}n and Sharon-Lise T. Normand and Jeptha P Curtis and Elizabeth E. Drye and Judith H. Lichtman and Patricia Seliger Keenan and Mikhail Kosiborod and Harlan M. Krumholz},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2010},
  volume={303 21},
  pages={2141-7}
}
CONTEXT Whether decreases in the length of stay during the past decade for patients with heart failure (HF) may be associated with changes in outcomes is unknown. OBJECTIVE To describe the temporal changes in length of stay, discharge disposition, and short-term outcomes among older patients hospitalized for HF. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS An observational study of 6,955,461 Medicare fee-for-service hospitalizations for HF between 1993 and 2006, with a 30-day follow-up. MAIN OUTCOME… CONTINUE READING

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