Recent national trends in acute myocardial infarction hospitalizations in Medicare: shrinking declines and growing disparities
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Letter to the Editor
Medical Subject Headings
African Americans; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; European Continental Ancestry Group; Female; Healthcare Disparities; Hospitalization; Humans; Male; Medicare; Multivariate Analysis; Myocardial Infarction; Poisson Distribution; United States
Clinical Epidemiology | Epidemiology | Health Services Administration
We looked at trends in AMI (acute myocardial infarction) hospitalization rates among elderly Medicare beneficiaries over the 10-year period 2002 to 2011, focusing specifically on whether the post-2007 declines are also more modest for blacks than for whites, potentially reflecting a growing gap in care.
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Citation: Epidemiology. 2015 Jul;26(4):e46-7. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000298. Link to article on publisher's site
Sacks, Naomi C.; Ash, Arlene S.; Ghosh, Kaushik; Rosen, Amy K.; Wong, John B.; Cutler, David M.; and Rosen, Allison B., "Recent national trends in acute myocardial infarction hospitalizations in Medicare: shrinking declines and growing disparities" (2015). University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications. 964.