Heart attack patients with bowel disorders have longer hospital stays

10/17/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

The presence of an inflammatory bowel disease was associated with longer hospital stays and greater health care costs for patients being treated for acute myocardial infarction, according to an analysis of data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample presented at a meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. For example, the total hospital cost for heart attack patients with ulcerative colitis was $65,182 compared with $53,542 for those without.

View Full Article in:

MedPage Today (free registration)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Director, Site Quality Management
CareFusion
Minneapolis, MN
In house Compliance Officer
Confidential
Pompano Beach, FL
Clinical Project Manager
Abiomed, Inc.
Danvers, MA
Sr. Manager, Regulatory Affairs - International
Integra LifeSciences
Plainsboro, NJ
Associate - Food and Drug
Keller and Heckman LLP
Washington, DC