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Post-Hospital VTE in Patients with COVID-19

Post-Hospital VTE in Patients with COVID-19

The authors concluded that the rate of post-hospital venous thromboembolism (VTE) among patients with COVID-19 is low and that routine post-hospital prophylaxis is not necessary.

Of the 1,877 hospital admissions with COVID-19 during the study period, 208 (11.1%) were admitted to critical care.

There were 84 episodes of hospital-associated VTE, of which nine (11%) occurred in the post-discharge period.

These post-discharge VTE events occurred at a median of 8 days (range 3-33).

Post-hospital VTE occurred at a rate of 4.8/1,000 discharged (within 42 days of discharge).

Of the post-hospital VTE events, two were proximal DVT and seven were pulmonary embolism.

August 17, 2020

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