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The cost of inpatient death associated with acute coronary syndrome

Overview of attention for article published in Vascular Health and Risk Management, January 2016
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Title
The cost of inpatient death associated with acute coronary syndrome
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Vascular Health and Risk Management, January 2016
DOI 10.2147/vhrm.s94026
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Robert Page II, Vahram Ghushchyan, Jill Van Den Bos, Travis Gray, Greta Hoetzer, Durgesh Bhandary, Kavita Nair, Page, Robert L, Ghushchyan, Vahram, Van Den Bos, Jill, Gray, Travis J, Hoetzer, Greta L, Bhandary, Durgesh, Nair, Kavita V

Abstract

No studies have addressed the cost of inpatient mortality during an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) admission. Compare ACS-related length of stay (LOS), total admission cost, and total admission cost by day of discharge/death for patients who died during an inpatient admission with a matched cohort discharged alive following an ACS-related inpatient stay. Medical and pharmacy claims (2009-2012) were used to identify admissions with a primary diagnosis of ACS from patients with at least 6 months of continuous enrollment prior to an ACS admission. Patients who died during their ACS admission (deceased cohort) were matched (one-to-one) to those who survived (survived cohort) on age, sex, year of admission, Chronic Condition Index score, and prior revascularization. Mean LOS, total admission cost, and total admission cost by the day of discharge/death for the deceased cohort were compared with the survived cohort. A generalized linear model with log transformation was used to estimate the differences in the total expected incremental cost of an ACS admission and by the day of discharge/death between cohorts. A negative binomial model was used to estimate differences in the LOS between the two cohorts. Costs were inflated to 2013 dollars. A total of 1,320 ACS claims from patients who died (n=1,320) were identified and matched to 1,319 claims from the survived patients (n=1,319). The majority were men (68%) and mean age was 56.7±6.4 years. The LOS per claim for the deceased cohort was 47% higher (adjusted incidence rate ratio: 1.47, 95% confidence interval: 1.37-1.57) compared with claims from the survived cohort. Compared with the survived cohort, the adjusted mean incremental total cost of ACS admission claims from the deceased cohort was US$43,107±US$3,927 (95% confidence interval: US$35,411-US$50,803) higher. Despite decreasing ACS hospitalizations, the economic burden of inpatient death remains high.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 2 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 10%
Other 1 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 10%
Student > Master 1 10%
Other 2 20%
Unknown 2 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 50%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 10%
Engineering 1 10%
Unknown 3 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 February 2016.
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#4,544,936
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Outputs from Vascular Health and Risk Management
#192
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#134,026
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Outputs of similar age from Vascular Health and Risk Management
#5
of 10 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 456 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.4. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 55% of its peers.
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