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Ju MH, Chung JW, Kinnier CV
Association between hospital imaging use and venous thromboembolism events rates based on clinical data.
This study assessed the presence and extent of venous thromboembolism (VTE) surveillance bias using high-quality clinical data from 208 hospitals. It concluded that hospitals may be unfairly deemed poor performers for the outcome VTE measure if they have increased vigilance for VTE by performing more VTE imaging studies that result in higher VTE event rates.
Citation: Ju MH, Chung JW, Kinnier CV . Association between hospital imaging use and venous thromboembolism events rates based on clinical data. Ann Surg. 2014 Sep; 260(3):558-64; discussion 64-6. doi: 10.1097/sla.0000000000000897..
Keywords: Blood Clots, Public Reporting, Adverse Events, Outcomes, Quality of Care