Epidemiology of pacemaker procedures among Medicare enrollees in 1990, 1995, and 2000

Am J Cardiol. 2005 Feb 1;95(3):409-11. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.09.046.

Abstract

Using Medicare hospital claims records and beneficiary enrollment data, the investigators describe the epidemiology of inpatient pacemaker procedures (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes 37.80 to 37.89) in Medicare enrollees. From 1990 to 2000, the age-standardized inpatient pacemaker procedure prevalence (per 100,000 enrollees) increased from 325.4 to 504.4 in all Medicare beneficiaries. The prevalence increased significantly with age; was less for women than for men; and was less for blacks, Hispanics, and Asians than for whites.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Health Services Research
  • Heart Diseases / epidemiology
  • Heart Diseases / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Medicare / statistics & numerical data*
  • Pacemaker, Artificial / statistics & numerical data*
  • Poisson Distribution
  • Prevalence
  • United States / epidemiology