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Heart failure hospitalization rates fall, JAMA study says
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Hospitalization rates for patients with heart failure fell significantly from 1998 to 2008, saving billions in healthcare costs, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Using fee-for-service data on more than 55 million Medicare beneficiaries, researchers found a 29.5% drop in the risk-adjusted heart failure hospitalization rate over the 10-year period.