NHS hospitals under pressure: trends in acute activity up to 2022 – Nuffield Trust – 6 October 2014 “In this analysis we look at trends in admissions and bed use over the last few years, and use population projections to explore the likely pressures on hospitals in the future.”Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( Comments Off on NHS hospitals under pressure: trends in acute activity up to 2022 – Nuffield Trust – 6 October 2014 )
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Projections: Cardiovascular/Cerebrovascular Conditions and Procedures 2011 to 2012 – 10 July 2012
U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HCUP
by Steiner C, Barrett M, Weiss A.
Extract from the introduction:
“40 percent of Americans. Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United States, and these diseases are among the most common and costly reasons for hospital admissions.2,3 The prevalence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases increases with age, with cardiovascular disease occurring in fewer than 20 percent of adults age 20-39 but more than 70 percent of adults age 60-79. Gender differences in these diseases also exist, with increasing rates by age of first major cardiovascular events for both men and women, but with a 10-year lag in the rates among women. The Affordable Care Act provides up to $100 million for community programs targeted at reducing chronic diseases, including heart disease and stroke, and another $40 million for statewide efforts focused on chronic diseases.
Timely information on trends for cardiovascular/cerebrovascular conditions and procedures provides analysts and policy makers baseline information and can be used to help evaluate the impact of health improvement efforts. A novel initiative from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) is used in this report to produce timely, current inpatient statistics on cardiovascular/cerebrovascular conditions and procedures.
The HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) from 2001 to 2010 include about 330 million inpatient discharges from 46 States. The list of statewide data organizations that contribute to HCUP is available in Appendix I. In this report we use the historical SID data with early 2011 data from 10 HCUP States to develop national quarterly projections of 2011 and 2012 inpatient statistics for:
- cardiovascular/cerebrovascular system conditions, overall
- five specific cardiovascular/cerebrovascular conditions
- cardiovascular/cerebrovascular system procedures, overall
- four specific cardiovascular/cerebrovascular procedures.”
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