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Death Rates From Heart Attacks Declining in U.S. Hospitals, CMS Finds
California Healthline

The number of deaths attributed to heart attacks in U.S. hospitals declined significantly since last year, according to an analysis conducted by CMS, USA Today reports.

The analysis, which focused on 4,569 U.S. hospitals that treat Medicare beneficiaries, found that the average ratio of deaths among patients who experienced heart attacks decreased from 16.6% last year to 16.2% this year.