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Performance Budget Submission for Congressional Justification

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Figure 4. Top Five Reasons for Hospital Admission

Top Five Most Common Reasons for Hospital Admission in 1996: 1. Infant birth (liveborn), 3.8 million; 2. Coronary artherosclerosis, 1.4 million; 3. Pneumonia, 1.2 million; 4. Congestive heart failure, 990,000; 5. Heart attack, 744,000. The chart is based on national estimates in a new AHCPR report, Most Common Diagnoses and Procedures in U.S. Community Hospitals, 1996.


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