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Venous thromboembolism in hospital mortality rate

About 1 in 8 patients who develop venous thromboembolism in the hospital will die as a result.

Anderson, FA, HB Wheeler, RJ Goldberg, DW Hosmer, NA Patwardhan, B Jovanovic, A Forcier, and JE Dalen. A Population-Based Perspective of the Hospital Incidence and Case-Fatality Rates of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: The Worcester DVT Study. Arch Intern Med. 1991; 151(5): 933-8. http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/151/5/933

Reference

Title
A Population-Based Perspective of the Hospital Incidence and Case-Fatality Rates of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: The Worcester DVT Study
Publication
Arch Intern Med
Publication Date
1991
Authors
Anderson, FA, HB Wheeler, RJ Goldberg, DW Hosmer, NA Patwardhan, B Jovanovic, A Forcier, and JE Dalen
Volume & Issue
Volume 151, Issue 5
Pages
933-8
URL
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