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Improving the use of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in an Australian teaching hospital

Gallagher, M; Oliver, K; Hurwitz, M


INTRODUCTION Hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a potentially fatal complication of hospitalisation, with meta-analyses and guidelines supporting the use of proven prophylactic measures (graduated compression stockings (GCS) and anticoagulants). Despite this, prophylaxis is underutilised and represents one of the largest gaps between evidence and current clinical practice. METHODS All episodes of VTE complicating hospitalisation were ascertained prospectively as part of a quality...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Quality and Safety in Health Care
DOI: 10.1136/qshc.2007.024778


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