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Heart Disease is no Longer Leading Reason for Patient Admission
Health Leaders Media - Cheryl Clark

Coronary heart disease patients requiring hospital care have declined so much that they are no longer the leading reason for a diseased patient’s admission. Now it’s ranked number three. That’s according to a sample of discharge records collected from 1,000 hospitals in 40 states in 2007 by the federal Agency for Health Research and Quality. The agency found that compared with a decade earlier, the number of patients with coronary heart disease who need hospital admission has declined 31%.