This study determined race-age-and sex-specific trends in 30-day pulmonary embolism mortality, rates.
Medicare beneficiaries with a primary or secondary discharge diagnosis of pulmonary embolism from 1984 to 1991 (n=391 991) were examined.
For a primary diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, mortality rates declined by 15.2% and 16.0% respectively, for White and male patients 65 to 74 years old and 75 years or older.
There was a corresponding decline in mortality rates for White women.
For a secondary diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, mortality rates declined by 14.7% and 9.8%, respectively, for White male patients 65 to 75 years old and 75 years or older.
The White mortality rate declines reveaded in this study did not translate, in all cases, to Black patients groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Embolie pulmonaire, Epidémiologie, Tendance, Vieillard, Homme, Age, Race, Sexe, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Pulmonary embolism, Epidemiology, Trend, Elderly, Human, Age, Race, Sex, United States, North America, America, Respiratory disease, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease
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Cote : 98-0200562
Code Inist : 002B11C. Création : 11/09/1998.