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Sex Differences in Discharge Patterns After AMI

Coron Artery Dis; ePub 2018 Jun 6; Perl, et al

Following acute myocardial infarction (AMI), discharge to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) is more frequent in female patients, a recent study found. Researchers examined a cohort of 143,180 claims and carried out an observational analysis of 6,123 Medicare beneficiaries discharged following AMI during the first quarter of 2016. They found:

  • For patients referred from SNF, the rates of in-hospital death are higher, even after adjustment for baseline characteristics.
  • Of those discharged to SNF or home, 36.33% of the female patients were discharged to an SNF vs 25.12% of male patients.
  • After adjusting for baseline characteristics, discharge to SNF remained significantly higher among female patients.

Citation:

Perl L, Peiffer V, Fuhrer AE, D’Ascenzo F, Pietzsch JB. Sex differences in discharge destination following acute myocardial infarction. [Published online ahead of print June 6, 2018]. Coron Artery Dis. doi:10.1097/MCA.0000000000000643.

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