Report finds 16% increase in medical spending for myocardial infarction

10/13/2013 | InternalMedicineNews.com (free registration)

U.S. researchers examined Medicare data on acute myocardial infarction treatment and found that health care spending for the condition increased by 16% per patient from 1998 to 2008, rising from $37,026 to $43,120. Nearly 75% of that increase involved care 31 days to a year following the index myocardial infarction, according to the report in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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