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Are we good at thromboembolic disease prophylaxis - an audit of the use of risk assessment forms in emergency medical admissions.

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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...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
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Journal:
International journal of clinical practice
Volume:
59
Issue:
5
Pages:
605-611
Publication date:
2005-05-05
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EISSN:
1742-1241
ISSN:
1368-5031
URN:
uuid:ab570ccf-2d34-47ca-a955-212222363534
Source identifiers:
323790
Local pid:
pubs:323790

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