Inferior Vena Cava Filter Use / Mortality Rates in Older Adults With Acute Pulmonary Embolism

Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in older adults. Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are frequently used to prevent subsequent PE; nearly 1 in 6 of elderly Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries with PE received an IVC filter. Bikdeli B, Wang Y,  Jimenez D, et al
This study sought to determine the association between use of IVC filters and mortality rates in Medicare FFS beneficiaries with PE using 3 distinct statistical approaches. JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 10, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5287
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