Silver Book Fact

Difference in inpatient care costs between hip-fracture repair patients

The difference in inpatient care costs between patients who developed venous thromboembolism after
orthopedic surgery and those who didn’t, was highest among those who underwent hip-fracture repair. Costs
were $10,000 to $13,000 higher.

Ollendorf D, Vera-Llonch M, Oster G. 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 D, Vera-Llonch M, Oster G
Volume & Issue
Volume 59, Issue 18
Pages
1750-4
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Coronary artery disease is the most common cause of death in Americans age 65 and older.  
  • Around 83% of people who die from coronary heart disease are 65 years or older.  
  • The prevalence of transient ischemic attack (a mini-stroke that lasts less than 24 hours) in men is estimated at 2.4% for those ages 65-69, and 3.6% for those ages 75-79.…  
  • Five-year health care resource use in medically managed SAS patients
     
  • 6 in 10 heart valve patients didn’t have or recognize symptoms