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Hospitalization for Heart Failure

Jalal K. Ghali, MD; Richard S. Cooper, MD; Earl Ford, MD, MPH
Arch Intern Med. 1992;152(3):649-655. doi:10.1001/archinte.1992.00400150147032.
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To the Editor.—  Doctors Garg and Yusuf noted some discrepancies between Fig 1 and Table 2 in our article entitled "Trends in Hospitalization Rates for Heart Failure in the United States, 1973-1986: Evidence for Increasing Population Prevalence" that appeared in the April 1990 issue of the Archives.1 On reviewing our original data, we realized that Table 2 represented the unadjusted and not, as indicated in the table title, the age-adjusted hospital discharge ratesfrom US hospitals for congestive heart failure, 1973-1986. The title in Table 2 in the article1 should have read"Unadjusted Annual Hospital Discharge Rates From US Hospitals, for Congestive Heart Failure, 1973-1986, by Sex-Race Group (per 100000)." Enclosed herein is the correct Table for age-adjusted hospital discharge rates.Also, in the first paragraph of the "Results" section, the numbers for the rates of increase for the age-adjusted rates should be changed to the following: 62% (not 66%)


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