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Difference in inpatient care costs between hip-fracture repair patients

The difference in inpatient care costs between patients who developed venous thromboembolism after
orthopedic surgery and those who didn’t, was highest among those who underwent hip-fracture repair. Costs
were $10,000 to $13,000 higher.

Ollendorf, DA, M Vera-Llonch, and G Oster. Cost of Venous Thromboembolism Following Major Orthopedic Surgery in Hospitalized Patients. Am J Health-Sys Pharm. 2002; 59(18): 1750-4. http://www.ajhp.org/content/59/18/1750.full.pdf+html

Reference

Title
Cost of Venous Thromboembolism Following Major Orthopedic Surgery in Hospitalized Patients
Publication
Am J Health-Sys Pharm
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Ollendorf, DA, M Vera-Llonch, and G Oster
Volume & Issue
Volume 59, Issue 18
Pages
1750-4
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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