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Heart-Failure Hospital Stays Plunge as U.S. Saves $4 Billion
San Francisco Chronicle

The number of older Americans hospitalized with heart failure declined 30 percent from 1998 to 2008, saving the U.S. health insurance program for the elderly $4.1 billion annually, researchers said.

In the largest study of its kind, investigators analyzed heart-failure hospitalizations among 55 million people in the U.S. Medicare program.