Incidence of deep venous thrombosis: a comparison of two Australian hospitals.
Intern Med J. 2014 Sep;44(9):916-20
Authors: Shiraev TP, Omari A, Rushworth RL
In this retrospective observational study, we observed that principal and comorbid diagnoses of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) occurred at a rate of 1.02 and 4.86 per 1000 admissions. Principal DVT diagnosis admissions were more common in the public hospital (1.29 vs 0.57 per 1000; P < 0.001), while the private hospital had nearly three times the admissions with comorbid DVT (2.99 vs 8.23 per 1000; P < 0.001). In-hospital mortality was uncommon (0.2% and 1.6% for principal and comorbid DVT diagnoses, respectively), and this did not differ significantly between the two hospitals.
PMID: 25201423 [PubMed - in process]