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  1. Epidemiology of carotid endarterectomies among medicare beneficiaries.

    Article - En anglais

    Extensive debates exist in the literature on the indications, effectiveness, and risks of carotid endarterectomy.

    However, no investigations analyze the procedure's epidemiology.

    Medicare paid for essentially all carotid endarterectomies on patients over 65 years old, more than two thirds of all such surgery.

    Accordingly, we identified all 1985 to 1989 Medicare bills for ICD-9-CM code 38.12.

    This report found an average annual decrease of 6.4% in the frequency of carotid endarterectomies.

    Higher proportions and incidence rates occurred among 65- to 79-year-old people, men, and whites.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Endartériectomie, Chirurgie, Traitement, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Vieillard, Homme, Assurance maladie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Medicare

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Endarteriectomy, Surgery, Treatment, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease, Elderly, Human, Health insurance, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 92-0542191

    Code Inist : 002B25F. Création : 199406.