Silver Book Fact

Venous thromboembolism hospitalization rates

An estimated 250,000 patients are hospitalized each year with venous thromboembolism.

Goldhaber, SZ. Pulmonary Embolism. NEJM. 1998; 339(2): 93-104. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199807093390207

Reference

Title
Pulmonary Embolism
Publication
NEJM
Publication Date
1998
Authors
Goldhaber, SZ
Volume & Issue
Volume 339, Issue 2
Pages
93-104
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Stroke deaths and disability
    Stroke accounts for 1 of every 19 deaths in the US and is a leading cause of serious long-term disability.  
  • African Americans in Southeastern U.S. and Stroke Burden
    African Americans and those living in the southeastern United States experience the greatest disease burden of stroke.    
  • On average, every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke.  
  • 2004 total cardiovascular disease age-adjusted death rates by state  
  • Over the next 20 years, medical costs of coronary heart disease are projected to increase by around 200%.