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Factors associated with variations in hospital expenditures for acute heart failure in the United States.

Authors
  • Ziaeian, Boback
  • Sharma, Puza P
  • Yu, Tzy-Chyi
  • Johnson, Katherine Waltman
  • Fonarow, Gregg C
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Heart Journal
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2015
Volume
169
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ahj.2014.11.007
PMID: 25641538
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Acute heart failure hospitalizations are costly. Expenditures vary markedly among AHF hospitalizations in the United States, with substantial differences in patient and hospital characteristics, procedures, and in-hospital outcomes among discharges with highest compared with lowest costs.

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