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Deep vein thrombosis and air travel: record linkage study

Kelman, Chris; Kortt, M.A; Becker, Niels; Li, Zheng Feng; Mathews, John; Guest, Charles; Holman, Cashel


Objective: To investigate the time relations between long haul air travel and venous thromboembolism. Design Record linkage study using the case crossover approach. Setting: Western Australia. Participants: 5408 patients admitted to hospital with venous thromboembolism and matched with data for arrivals of international flights during 1981-99. Results: The risk of venous thromboembolism is increased for only two weeks after a long haul flight; 46 Australian citizens and 200 non-Australian...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ - British Medical Journal


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