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The 71%: Is Your Cardiovascular Continuum Flatlining?

Posted by Cam McClellan Teems

September 12, 2018 at 2:18 PM

 

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of hospitalization and mortality [1]. Every 40 seconds, one American will suffer a heart attack, which is among the top ten most expensive hospital principal discharge diagnoses.[2] And to add insult to injury, the The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) showed that cardiovascular expenses have one of the largest portions of current spending—an amount estimated to triple over the next 20 years.  This means that the cardiovascular care continuum is an imperative for most providers, hospitals and health systems. 

 

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Topics: care coordination, cardiovascular continuum

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