Heart disease prevalence, survival and costs expected to grow

10/21/2013 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

By 2030, the mean 10-year risk of heart disease will increase to 15.1% in men and 8.6% in women, up from 12.7% in men and 6.8% in women in 1991, a study in Health Affairs found. A surge in the prevalence of heart disease, along with better survival rates, will drive up medical costs, and hospitals should develop cost-effective practices to deal with the challenge, study author Ankur Pandya said.

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