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The "Million Hearts" Initiative - Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes.
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PMID:  21913835     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Each year, more than 2 million Americans have a heart attack or stroke, and more than 800,000 of them die; cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and the largest cause of lower life expectancy among blacks. Related medical costs and productivity losses approach $450 billion annually, and inflation-adjusted direct medical costs are projected to triple over the next two decades if present trends continue.(1) To reduce this burden, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), other federal, state, and local government agencies, and a broad range of private-sector partners are today launching a . . .
Authors:
Thomas R Frieden; Donald M Berwick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New England journal of medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-4406     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0255562     Medline TA:  N Engl J Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Dr. Frieden is the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta; Dr. Berwick is the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore.
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