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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Heart Disease (continued)

Treatment: Inpatient Mortality Following Heart Attack

Survival following admission for a heart attack reflects multiple patient factors, such as a patient's comorbidities, and health care system factors, such as the possible need to transfer hospitals in order to receive services. It may also partly reflect receipt of appropriate health services.

Figure 2.13. Deaths per 1,000 admissions with a heart attack as principal diagnosis, age 18 and older, 1994, 1997, and 2000-2002

Figure 2.13 Deaths per 1,000 admissions with a heart attack as principal diagnosis, age 18 and older, 1994, 1997, and 2000-2002. Select [D] Text Description for details.

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Source: HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 1994, 1997, and 2000-2002.

Note: Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, and APR-DRG scoring of risk of mortality.

  • The inpatient mortality rate for heart attacks has declined gradually and steadily over the 9-year period from 120 to 94 deaths per 1,000 admissions with heart attack (Figure 2.13).

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Importance and Measures Treatment: Receipt of Recommended Care for Heart Attack

 

 

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