Association Between Medicare Expenditure Growth and Mortality Rates in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction

Association Between Medicare Expenditure Growth and Mortality Rates in Patients With Acute... Key PointsQuestionWhat is the association between growth in Medicare expenditures and decreased mortality between January 1, 1999, and June 30, 2014? FindingsIn this cross-sectional analysis study of Medicare beneficiaries with acute myocardial infarction, reductions in mortality varied by hospital and were associated with diffusion of cost-effective care, such as early percutaneous coronary interventions, rather than overall spending. MeaningIncreased adoption of cost-effective care at the hospital level could improve patient outcomes and, if accompanied by cuts in cost-ineffective care (whether in the acute care or postacute care setting), may also reduce expenditures. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Cardiology American Medical Association

Association Between Medicare Expenditure Growth and Mortality Rates in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2017 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2380-6583
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2380-6591
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10.1001/jamacardio.2017.4771
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionWhat is the association between growth in Medicare expenditures and decreased mortality between January 1, 1999, and June 30, 2014? FindingsIn this cross-sectional analysis study of Medicare beneficiaries with acute myocardial infarction, reductions in mortality varied by hospital and were associated with diffusion of cost-effective care, such as early percutaneous coronary interventions, rather than overall spending. MeaningIncreased adoption of cost-effective care at the hospital level could improve patient outcomes and, if accompanied by cuts in cost-ineffective care (whether in the acute care or postacute care setting), may also reduce expenditures.

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JAMA CardiologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 20, 2018

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