Mahidol University Researchers Further Understanding of Heart Failure (National trend in heart failure hospitalization and outcome under public health insurance system in Thailand 2008-2013): Heart Disorders and Diseases – Heart Failure
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2022 MAY 13 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Daily News -- New study results on heart failure have been published. According to news reporting originating from Mahidol University by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “There are limited data on the burden, characteristics, and outcomes of hospitalized heart failure (HF) patients in Thailand. The aim of this study was to investigate national trend in HF hospitalization rate, in-hospital and 1-year mortality rate, and rehospitalization rate in Thailand. We analyzed the claims data of hospitalized patients obtained from the three major Thailand public health reimbursement systems between 2008 and 2013.”
Financial supporters for this research include Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University Funder DOI: 10.13039/501100013238 Award:.
The news editors obtained a quote from the research from Mahidol University: “Patients aged 18 years with a principal diagnosis of HF by the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Thai modification were included. Comorbidities were identified by secondary diagnosis codes. The annual rate of HF hospitalization was calculated per 100,000 beneficiaries. Records of subsequent hospitalization of discharged patients were retrieved. For 1-year mortality rate, vital status of each patient was obtained from Thai Civil Registration of Death database. All outcomes were tested for linear trends across calendar years. Between 2008 and 2013, 434,933 HF hospitalizations were identified. The mean age was 65.3 years (SD 14.6), and 58.1% were female. The HF hospitalization rate increased from 138 in 2008 to 168 per 100,000 beneficiaries in 2013 (P for trend < 0.001). Nearly half (47.4%) had had a prior HF admission within 1 year. A small proportion of patients (7.4%) received echocardiography during hospitalization. The median length of hospital stay was 3 days. In-hospital mortality declined from 4.4 to 3.8% (P for trend < 0.001). The overall 30-day and 1-year rehospitalization rates were 34 and 73%, respectively, without significant trends over the study period. Most common cause of 30-day rehospitalization was HF (42%). One-year mortality decreased from 31.8% in 2008 to 28.5% in 2012 (P for trend < 0.001).”
According to the news editors, the research concluded: “Between 2008 and 2013, HF hospitalization rate in Thailand increased. The in-hospital and 1-year mortality rates decreased slightly. However, the rehospitalization rate remained high mainly due to recurrent HF hospitalization.”
For more information on this research see: National trend in heart failure hospitalization and outcome under public health insurance system in Thailand 2008-2013. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 2022,22(1):1-12. (BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - http://bmccardiovascdisord.biomedcentral.com). The publisher for BMC Cardiovascular Disorders is BMC.
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Satit Janwanishstaporn, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. Additional authors for this research include Khemajira Karaketklang, Rungroj Krittayaphong.
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