What is the mortality rate of pulmonary embolism (PE) in the US?

Updated: Oct 16, 2019
  • Author: Daniel R Ouellette, MD, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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From 1979-1998, the age-adjusted death rate for pulmonary embolism in the United States decreased from 191 deaths per million population to 94 deaths per million population. [20] Regional studies covering the years after 1998 found either a slight decrease in the incidence of mortality or no change in the frequency. [21, 22]


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