A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS OF STUDIES COMPARING RE-ADMISSION RATES AND MORTALITY RATES IN PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE
So, with all of our new lifesaving (and expensive) drugs used to treat heart patients, it is good to know that we are extending their lives with these wonder drugs. Oops. Scratch that. We are keeping them out of the hospital, but the mortality rate remains unchanged. Isn’t that a kick in the behind? It just further drives home the point that mainstream medicine does little to impact the underlying mechanisms behind chronic disease. Those mechanisms continue to detoriorate the health of the patient while masking the symptoms only.
Arch Intern Med — Abstract: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Studies Comparing Readmission Rates and Mortality Rates.