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Deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis: Audit of practice in general surgical patients in a teaching hospital

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Objective: To audit the prescription and implementation of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis in general surgical patients in a teaching hospital. Methods: All inpatients on three general surgical wards were audited for adequacy of prescription and implementation prophylaxis (audit A). A repeat audit 3 months later (audit B) closed the loop. The groups were compared using the chi-square test. Results: In audit A 50 patients participated. Prophylaxis was correctly prescribed in 36 (72%) an...

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10.1007/s005230070025

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Journal:
PHLEBOLOGY
Volume:
15
Issue:
2
Pages:
71-74
Publication date:
2000-01-01
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ISSN:
0268-3555
URN:
uuid:2a2094be-83c2-4ed1-9585-9a9c9eeb8f21
Source identifiers:
311582
Local pid:
pubs:311582
Language:
English
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