Cardiomyopathy: Evaluating Disparities in Place of Death in the United States Using the CDC Wide-Ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (CDC WONDER) Database Over 22 Years



The human experience involves the inevitable end of life, whether sudden or expected. Ensuring a dignified end-of-life encounter necessitates understanding influential factors. Cardiomyopathy, a group of heart muscle diseases, has varying mortality implications, including heart failure and arrhythmias. Disparities in place of death (hospital, home, or hospice) can significantly alter the end-of-life care for a patient. Methods The aim of this study is to identify variations in death locations for U.S. cardiomyopathy patients between 1999 and 2020, based on age, gender, race, and census region, utilizing the CDC WONDER ( CDC Wide-Ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research) […]

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