Are we good at thromboembolic disease prophylaxis - an audit of the use of risk assessment forms in emergency medical admissions.
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalised patients. Thromboprophylaxis is an effective strategy for VTE prevention in high-risk patients. An initial audit in our district general hospital trust showed poor adherence to the thromboembolic risk factors consensus group recommendations and so a risk assessment form (RAF) was devised. We present repeated audits to assess the RAF uptake and its effects on VTE thromboprophylaxis. We also present data an...Expand abstract
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