Clinical and economic consequences of bleeding following major orthopedic surgery.

@article{VeraLlonch2006ClinicalAE,
  title={Clinical and economic consequences of bleeding following major orthopedic surgery.},
  author={Montserrat Vera-Llonch and May Hagiwara and Gerry Oster},
  journal={Thrombosis research},
  year={2006},
  volume={117 5},
  pages={569-77}
}
BACKGROUND Major orthopedic surgery patients who receive antithrombotics as prophylaxis against VTE may be at higher risk of bleeding. The clinical and economic consequences of this complication may be relevant to therapeutic decision-making. OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of major bleeding following major orthopedic surgery on length of stay (LOS) and inpatient charges. METHODS Using a database with information on approximately 750,000 admissions annually to 100+ US acute-care hospitals… CONTINUE READING