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Inpatient costs for VTE versus no VTE event

The mean total cost for inpatient care of patients who develop in-hospital venous thromboembolism (VTE) after orthopedic surgery is almost double compared to those who don’t develop VTE—$17,114 for deep vein thrombosis only, $18,521 for PE versus $9,345 for no VTE.

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.


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