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Hospital Admissions for Stroke Are Dropping

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AHRQ News and Numbers

Release date: June 28, 2005

Hospital admissions for stroke decreased between 1997 and 2002, according to the latest data from the Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

  • Stroke fell from being the 7th most common reason for hospitalization to the 15th most common reason in 2002.
  • Hospital admissions for stroke declined 12 percent between 1997 and 2002—from 638,000 admissions to 564,000 admissions.

 

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