A review of medical records and discharge summary data found moderate to high predictive values of discharge diagnoses of venous thromboembolism during pregnancy and postpartum.

@article{Larsen2005ARO,
  title={A review of medical records and discharge summary data found moderate to high predictive values of discharge diagnoses of venous thromboembolism during pregnancy and postpartum.},
  author={Torben Bjerregaard Larsen and S\oren Paaske Johnsen and Charlotte Ihlo M\oller and Helle Larsen and Henrik Toft S\orensen},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={316-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To validate the discharge diagnoses of venous thromboembolism during pregnancy and postpartum, we examined the positive predictive value (PPV) of venous thromboembolic (VTE) discharge diagnoses associated with pregnancy or puerperium based on 311 cases registered in a Danish population-based hospital-discharge registry. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Medical records and hospital discharge summaries were retrieved and reviewed using a standardized form. Standard and pregnancy-specific… CONTINUE READING

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