Physicians' compliance with the Padua Prediction Score for preventing venous thromboembolism among hospitalized medical patients.
J Thromb Haemost. 2013 Apr 19;
Authors: Rossetto V, Barbar S, Vedovetto V, Milan M, Prandoni P
Hospitalization for acute medical illnesses confers an eight-fold increased risk of venous thromboembolic (VTE) disorders that persists for up to three months and is even higher after discharge than during in-hospital stay . However, in spite of strong evidence in favor of thromboprophylaxis [2-4], several observation studies from various countries found that less than 50% of admitted medical patients at risk receive prophylaxis against VTE [5-8]. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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