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U.S. cardiac patients likelier to be readmitted: study
Modern Healthcare

Heart attack patients in the U.S. have higher readmission rates than patients in 14 other countries, including Canada, France, Germany and Australia, according to results of a newly published study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Using data from 5,571 patients, researchers determined that residing in the U.S. was a primary predictor of 30-day readmission after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.