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Recent national trends in acute myocardial infarction hospitalizations in Medicare: shrinking declines and growing disparities
University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications
  • Naomi C. Sacks, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Arlene S. Ash, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Kaushik Ghosh, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Amy K. Rosen, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • John B. Wong, Tufts Medical Center
  • David M. Cutler, Harvard University
  • Allison B. Rosen, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Date
7-1-2015
Document Type
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
Abstract
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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PubMed ID
25924109
Citation Information
Naomi C. Sacks, Arlene S. Ash, Kaushik Ghosh, Amy K. Rosen, et al.. "Recent national trends in acute myocardial infarction hospitalizations in Medicare: shrinking declines and growing disparities" Vol. 26 Iss. 4 (2015) ISSN: 1044-3983 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/arlene_ash/180/