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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 F, Wheeler B, Goldberg R, Hosmer D, et al. 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