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Average length of hospital stay for VTE patients after surgery

The mean length of stay for patients hospitalized after major orthopedic surgery was more than twice as  long for patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE)—as compared to those without VTE. VTE patients were also often admitted to intensive care—17.2% of patients with deep vein thrombosis and 36.2% of those with pulmonary embolism.

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. 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, DA, M Vera-Llonch, and G Oster
Volume & Issue
Volume 59, Issue 18
Pages
1750-4
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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