Among Medicare Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Non–alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease is the Most Common Etiology and Cause of Mortality
Goals: The main purpose of this study was to assess the recent trends in mortality and health care utilization of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) among Medicare population in the United States. Background: The incidence of HCC is increasing in the United States. Materials and Methods: Data were obtained for a sample of Medicare beneficiary from 2005 to 2014. Diagnosis of HCC and etiology of liver disease were based on ICD-9 codes. Temporal trends in HCC rates, clinical, demographical and utilization parameters were analyzed by joinpoint regression model. Results: Study cohort included 13,648 Medicare recipients with HCC (mean age: 70.0 y, 62.8% male and 76.0% white). Non–alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) was the most common cause of HCC in the inpatient (32.07%) and outpatient (20.22%) followed by hepatitis C virus (HCV) (19.2% and 9.75%, respectively). Between 2005 and 2014, HCC rate per 100,000 Medicare recipients increased from 46.3 to 62.8 [average annual percentage change (AAPC) =3.4%, P
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One commonly reported phenomenon in the first months of the Covid-19 era in the United States has been the reduction in emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations of patients with heart attacks, strokes and other acute, non-Covid illnesses . Less is known about whether and how the number of patients presenting to EDs for psychiatric problems has changed.
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