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

Stephanie F. Smith, Nicholas D. Gollop, Hardeep Uppal, Suresh Chandran, Rahul Potluri*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalHeart Asia
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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