Hospitalization rates for heart failure fall 29.5%

10/18/2011 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed a 29.5% decrease in heart failure-related hospitalizations in the U.S. between 1998 and 2008. The decline, which is the first ever reported in the country, likely saved $4.1 billion in Medicare costs since 1998, researchers said.

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