Search Tag: mortality risk

Cardiology Management

Study: AF hospital mortality risk higher in rural areas

2017 12 Dec

According to researchers in the U.S., urban-rural differences exist when it comes to the risk of hospital mortality among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Their study shows that AF patients have a 17 percent increased risk of death in rural hospitals compared to their counterparts in urban hospitals. The findings are reported in the journal... Read more

Executive Health Management

Physician Age Linked to Patient Mortality Risk

2017 19 May

Results of a new study reveal that patients treated by hospitalists are more likely to die within a month of admission as compared to those treated by younger physicians. The study was led by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the findings are published in BMJ. During the study, the investigators... Read more

Cardiology Management

High-Intensity Statin Therapy Linked to Lower Risk of Death

2016 12 Nov

A large, cohort study published in JAMA Cardiology demonstrates that there is an inverse association between intensity of statin therapy and mortality risk in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). See Also : Statin vs Nonstatin Therapies for Lowering LDL-C Statin therapy remains... Read more