OBJECTIVE: To examine the duration and magnitude of increased risk of venous thromboembolism after different types of surgery. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study (Million Women Study). SETTING: Questionnaire data from the Million Women Study linked with hospital admission and death records. PARTICIPANTS: 947 454 middle aged women in the United Kingdom recruited in 1996-2001 and followed by record linkage to routinely collected NHS data on hospital admissions and deaths. During follow-up 239 614...Expand abstract
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Duration and magnitude of the postoperative risk of venous thromboembolism in middle aged women: prospective cohort study.
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