A study including more tha 55 000 000 patients demonstrates
that hospitalization motivated by heart failure declined steadily from 1998 to 2008 in the US.
According to the blog Policy and medicine this is the result of the collaboration between physicians and drug industry bringing an advance in heart failure treatment. The falling of hospital stays at a rate of 30% saved 4,1 billion dollars the author of the study said to the journalist of USA Today.
- Heart Failure Hospitalizations Drop Sharply (abcnews.go.com)
- Fewer Patients Hospitalized For Heart Failure, U.S. Study Finds (nlm.nih.gov)
- Hospital Stays For Heart Failure Decline, Saving Billions (huffingtonpost.com)
- Heart failure hospital stays fall, saving billions (seattletimes.nwsource.com)