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CHF and Diabetes Hospitalization Rates Decreasing

Rate of Hospital stays for Angina, Congestive Heart Failure and Diabetes for Older Adults Decreasing

  • Among older adults, the rate of hospital stays for angina without procedure fell by almost half (from 13.4 to 7.6 discharges per 10,000 population) and the rate of stay for congestive heart failure fell by about one quarter (from 222.4 to 190.5 discharges per 10,000 population).
  • The rate of hospital stays for diabetes decreased by 8 percent among older adults between 2003 and 2007 (from 54.5 to 49.9 discharges per 10,000 population). In contrast, the rate of these stays among younger adults increased from 18.2 discharges to 19.4 discharges per 10,000 population.

Source:  Potentially Preventable Hospitalization Rates Declined for Older Adults, 2003–2007. AHRQ’s Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Statistical Brief #83, December 2009.


December 31, 2009 - Posted by | Chronic conditions, healthcare | , ,

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