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Average length of stay in intensive care for VTE patients after surgery

The mean length of stay in the intensive care unit for patients hospitalized after major orthopedic surgery  was roughly ten times longer for patients who developed venous thromboembolism.

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
  • Human Burden

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