High rates of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis did not increase the incidence of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2011 Apr;37(4):163-9
Authors: Jenkins I, Helmons PJ, Martin-Armstrong LM, Montazeri ME, Renvall M
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophlaxis is recommended for most hospitalized patients. At a 505-bed urban academic medical center, the rate of VTE prophylaxis recently increased from 50%-55% to > 95% of eligible patients. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a potentially devastating, but rare, reaction to medications commonly used for VTE prophylaxis.
PMID: 21500716 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]