Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the UK. Studies have shown that pulmonary embolism causes or contributes to approximately 1 in 10 hospital deaths of medical patients admitted to general hospitals in the UK (Lindblad B, Sternby NH, Bergqvist D. BMJ 1991; 302: 709-11), with pulmonary embolus being the most common preventable cause of hospital death. Thromboprophylaxis is safe, highly effective and cost effective, but despite various current clinical g...Expand abstract
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A need for a simplified approach to venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in acute medical inpatients.
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