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Recent national trends in acute myocardial infarction hospitalizations in Medicare: shrinking declines and growing disparities

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Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

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Letter to the Editor


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

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Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)

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