The Incidence and Economic Burden of In-Hospital Venous Thromboembolism in the United States


Shahi A., Chen A. F. , Tan T. L. , Maltenfort M. G. , Kucukdurmaz F. , Parvizi J.

JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, vol.32, no.4, pp.1063-1066, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.10.020
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1063-1066

Abstract

Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a potentially preventable and costly complication after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The in-hospital incidence and economic burden of VTE following total joint arthroplasty (TJA) in the United States is unknown. The aim of this study was to examine this issue.