Efficiency of rehabilitation after acute myocardial infarction

Hui Ming Chen, Chih Kuang Liu, Hui Wen Chen, Ben Chang Shia, Mingchih Chen, Chi Hsiang Chung

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the recurrence rate and medical expenses of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) following inpatient cardiac rehabilitation. A total of 834 patients with AMI were divided into Group 1 (with inpatient cardiac rehabilitation) and Group 2 (without inpatient cardiac rehabilitation). The results showed that Group 1 had a lower AMI recurrence rate (a 0.640-fold lower hazards ratio) than Group 2 [95% confidence interval (CI) Z 0.197e1.863; p Z 0.004]. Compared with the medical costs of Group 2, Group 1 also had lower medical costs (a 0.947-fold lower hazards ratio) than Group 2 (95% CI Z 0.934 e0.981; p Z 0.042). These findings have implications for the decision making of clinicians and health policymakers attempting to provide adequate services for patients with AMI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-357
Number of pages7
JournalKaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume31
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Medical cost
  • Recurrence rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Chen, H. M., Liu, C. K., Chen, H. W., Shia, B. C., Chen, M., & Chung, C. H. (2015). Efficiency of rehabilitation after acute myocardial infarction. Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences, 31(7), 351-357. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.kjms.2015.04.012