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The Role of Comorbidities, Medications, and Social Determinants of Health in Understanding Urban-Rural Outcome Differences among Patients with Heart Failure

Description
Analyzes health outcomes for patients with heart failure and mitigating factors such as comorbidities, guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT), and social determinants of health (SDOH) in rural versus urban areas. Utilizes data from Medicare beneficiaries who had a heart failure hospitalization between 2008 to 2017 to observe mortality rates within 30 days or 1 year, hospital readmission rates, and emergency room (ER) admissions. Discusses health outcome disparities that correlate to patient location.
Author(s)
Emily P. Zeitler, Joanna Joly, Christopher G. Leggett, et al.
Citation
Journal of Rural Health
Date
10/2023
Type
Document
Tagged as
Cardiovascular disease · Health conditions · Health disparities · Rural-urban differences · Social determinants of health · Specialty care · Statistics and data