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Influence of the duration of hospital length of stay on frequency of prophylaxis and risk for venous thromboembolism among patients hospitalized for acute medical illnesses in the USA

Authors: Alpesh Amin MD, MBA, W Richey Neuman MD, MPH, Melissa Lingohr-Smith PhD, Brandy Menges PhD, Jay Lin PhD, MBA

This article evaluates whether the duration of hospital stay influences venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis patterns and VTE risk during hospitalization and post-discharge among patients hospitalized for acute illnesses in the USA.

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Clinical factors, including All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Group severity, as predictors of early rehospitalization after COPD exacerbation

Authors: Melissa H Roberts, Douglas W Mapel, Ann Von Worley, Janice Beene

Patients hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations carry a high risk for early rehospitalization. This study demonstrates that hospitals can use commonly collected clinical information to help identify COPD patients at a high risk of failure after discharge.

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