Better atrial fibrillation care can reduce Medicare costs

10/7/2010 | American Medical News (subscription required)

Improving quality of care to reduce hospital readmissions for atrial fibrillation patients would save Medicare money, according to a report from Avalere Health. The study of 14,174 Medicare beneficiaries during a 15-month follow-up period found 52% needed rehospitalization and 61% had to visit an emergency department.

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