Trends in the incidence of pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis in hospitalized patients.


Trends in the incidences of pulmonary embolism (PE), deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and venous thromboembolism (VTE) (PE or DVT, or both) in hospitalized adults (aged > or =20 years) were evaluated using data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey. From 1979 to 1999, the incidence of DVT in hospitalized patients increased from 0.8% of admissions to 1.3… (More)


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