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BACKGROUND Predicting the risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in an individual patient is often not feasible. We aimed to develop a simple risk assessment model that improves prediction of the recurrence risk. METHODS AND RESULTS In a prospective cohort study, 929 patients with a first unprovoked VTE were followed up for a median of 43.3 months(More)
PURPOSE In the last years, German hospitals have implemented different measures to increase patient safety. Special importance has been attached to near miss reporting systems (critical incident reporting system, CIRS) as instruments for risk identification in health care, instruments that promise high potential for organisational learning. To gain insight(More)
PURPOSE Double medication is defined as the unintended overlapping prescription of two identical substances with the same route of administration by two different prescribers to the same patient. Consequences of double medication are reduced patient safety and excess healthcare costs. Based on nationwide prescription data from 2011 covering 97% of Austria's(More)
Background—Predicting the risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in an individual patient is often not feasible. We aimed to develop a simple risk assessment model that improves prediction of the recurrence risk. Methods and Results—In a prospective cohort study, 929 patients with a first unprovoked VTE were followed up for a median of 43.3 months(More)
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