Navigation Links
Lung Disease Puts Many Black Patients Back in Hospital: Report
Date:9/22/2011

THURSDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Among U.S. patients aged 40 and older with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), blacks have the highest rate of hospital readmission, a new report reveals.

COPD, a common lung disease that makes it hard to breathe and gets worse over time, includes two main conditions: emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

In 2008, COPD patient hospital readmissions within 30 days were 30 percent higher among blacks than Hispanics or Asians and Pacific Islanders, and about 9 percent higher than among whites, according to an analysis of data from State Inpatient Databases for 15 states, including: Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and Washington.

Overall, in 2008, about 7 percent of COPD patients were readmitted within 30 days principally for COPD, and 21 percent were readmitted for any type of health problem ("all-cause readmission"), according to the Sept. 14 News and Numbers summary from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The 190,700 initial hospital admissions to treat COPD cost an average of $7,100 each. The average cost for readmission principally for COPD was $8,400 per stay (18 percent higher than for the initial stay) and $11,100 for all-cause readmission (50 percent higher), the investigators reported.

Readmissions were 22 percent higher among patients in the poorest communities than among patients in high-income areas, and 13 percent higher among men than women, the report indicated.

More information

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more about COPD.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, news release, Sept. 16, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. YouTube videos can inaccurately depict Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
2. Scientists Discover Key Gene Mutation Behind Lou Gehrigs Disease
3. Drug Shows Promise Against Deadly Lung Disease
4. Alzheimers disease: The first prevention study of its kind
5. UT awarded NIH grants to study prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative and vascular diseases
6. A gene for Lou Gehrigs disease and frontotemporal dementia identified
7. Continued treatment for lupus may boost survival of those patients with end-stage kidney disease
8. Global Toll of Non-Communicable Diseases -- $47 Trillion by 2030
9. The prevention of lifestyle diseases has finally reached the top table of the United Nations
10. U.N. Summit Seeks to Tame Non-Communicable Diseases
11. T cells making brain chemicals may lead to better treatments for inflammation, autoimmune diseases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Lung Disease Puts Many Black Patients Back in Hospital: Report
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out ... family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers ... would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill them. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas ... , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils ... an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic ... 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Puradigm® & Innovative Solutions ... initiated cultivation and processing operations at its production facility, and opened its first ... is the manufacturer of a complete system of proactive air and surface purification ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Venture Construction Group (VCG) sponsors ... on June 20th at the Woodmont Country Club at 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, ... to helping service members that have been wounded in battle and their families. Venture ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that ... PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution for ... clearance, Roche is the first IVD company in the ... risk assessment and management. PCT is a ... in blood can aid clinicians in assessing the risk ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Capricor Therapeutics, ... a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development ... patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne clinical ... 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects the ... quarter of 2016, and to report top line ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Pa. , June 23, 2016 Bracket ... will launch its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA ... Meeting held on June 26 – 30, 2016 in ... the first electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind ... Booth #715. Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: