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Venous thromboembolism in the community

More than 50% of all cases of venous thromboembolism in the community can be attributed to institutionalization.

Heit, JA, WM Oâ??Fallon, TM Petterson, CM Lohse, MD Silverstein, DN Mohr, and LJ Melton. Relative Impact of Risk Factors for Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: A population-based study. Arch Intern Med. 2002; 161(11): 1245-8. http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/162/11/1245

Reference

Title
Relative Impact of Risk Factors for Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: A population-based study
Publication
Arch Intern Med
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Heit, JA, WM Oâ??Fallon, TM Petterson, CM Lohse, MD Silverstein, DN Mohr, and LJ Melton
Volume & Issue
Volume 161, Issue 11
Pages
1245-8
URL
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