Short- and long-term rehospitalization and mortality for heart failure in 4 racial/ethnic populations.
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BACKGROUND: The degree to which outcomes following hospitalization for acute heart failure (HF) vary by racial and ethnic groups is poorly characterized. We sought to compare 30-day and 1-year rehospitalization and mortality rates for HF among 4 race/ethnic groups. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using the Get With The Guidelines-HF registry linked with Medicare data, we compared 30-day and 1-year outcomes between racial/ethnic groups by using a multivariable Cox proportional hazards model adjusting for clinical, hospital, and socioeconomic status characteristics. We analyzed 47 149 Medicare patients aged ≥65 years who had been discharged for HF between 2005 and 2011: there were 39 213 whites (83.2%), 4946 blacks (10.5%), 2347 Hispanics (5.0%), and 643 Asians/Pacific Islanders (1.4%). Relative to whites, blacks and Hispanics had higher 30-day and 1-year unadjusted readmission rates but lower 30-day and 1-year mortality; Asians had similar 30-day readmission rates but lower 1-year mortality. After risk adjustment, blacks had higher 30-day and 1-year CV readmission than whites but modestly lower short- and long-term mortality; Hispanics had higher 30-day and 1-year readmission rates and similar 1-year mortality than whites, while Asians had similar outcomes. When socioeconomic status data were added to the model, the majority of associations persisted, but the difference in 30-day and 1-year readmission rates between white and Hispanic patients became nonsignificant. CONCLUSIONS: Among Medicare patients hospitalized with HF, short- and long-term readmission rates and mortality differed among the 4 major racial/ethnic populations and persisted even after controlling for clinical, hospital, and socioeconomic status variables.
Subjecthealth policy and outcome research
Aged, 80 and over
European Continental Ancestry Group
Length of Stay
Proportional Hazards Models
Severity of Illness Index
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1161/JAHA.114.001134
Publication InfoBhatt, DL; Eapen, Zubin John; Fonarow, GC; Heidenreich, Paul A; Hernandez, Adrian Felipe; Krim, SR; ... Yancy, Clyde W (2014). Short- and long-term rehospitalization and mortality for heart failure in 4 racial/ethnic populations. J Am Heart Assoc, 3(5). pp. e001134. 10.1161/JAHA.114.001134. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/15009.
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Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine
As director of the Duke Heart Failure Same-Day Access Clinic, I am dedicated to improving outcomes for patients with heart failure. This clinic allows patients to see a health care provider quickly, and receive treatments for relief of symptoms. I strive to help patients with heart failure avoid the emergency department and hospital when possible, and live better at home.As director of education IT innovations in the Department of Medicine, I lead efforts in continuing medical educat
Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Statistical Genetics; Variable Selection (esp. penalized likelihood methods); Individualized Medicine; Biomarkers; Applications in Clinical Research; Statistical Education
Fred Cobb, M.D. Professor of Medicine
Dr Peterson is the Fred Cobb Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, a DukeMed Scholar, and the Past Executive Director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), Durham, NC, USA. Dr Peterson is the Principal Investigator of the National Institute of Health, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Spironolactone Initiation Registry Randomized Interventional Trial in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction (SPIRRIT) Trial He is also the Principal I
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