Length of hospital stay is shorter in South Asian patients with acute pulmonary embolism

Smith, Stephanie F., Gollop, Nicholas D., Uppal, Hardeep, Chandran, Suresh and Potluri, Rahul (2014). Length of hospital stay is shorter in South Asian patients with acute pulmonary embolism. Heart Asia, 6 (1), pp. 1-2.

Abstract

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common diagnosis in UK hospitals and confers a significant hospital stay (LOS). There is very little evidence concerning ethnic variations on LOS in patients with PE. We sought to investigate ethnic variations in LOS in a large sample of 3440 patients with PE from 2000 to 2013 across seven hospitals in the north west of UK. We found that South Asian patients have significantly lower LOS compared with Caucasian patients. We discuss possible reasons for, and implications of, this finding.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/heartasia-2013-010485
Divisions: Aston Medical School
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
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Published Date: 2014
Authors: Smith, Stephanie F.
Gollop, Nicholas D.
Uppal, Hardeep
Chandran, Suresh
Potluri, Rahul

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