Clinical assessment of venous thromboembolic risk in surgical patients.

  title={Clinical assessment of venous thromboembolic risk in surgical patients.},
  author={Joseph A. Caprini and Juan Ignacio Arcelus and Jeff Hasty and Ajit C. Tamhane and F P F{\'a}brega},
  journal={Seminars in thrombosis and hemostasis},
  volume={17 Suppl 3},
Prophylaxis against postoperative venous thromboembolism should be tailored according to the patient's level of risk. However, risk assessment is not yet in widespread use in surgical practice. In this study, 538 general surgical patients were prospectively assessed based on a scoring system containing 20 risk factors. Depending on the total risk factor score, the patients were grouped into low (0 to 1, 34.5%), moderate (2 to 4, 48.5%), or high risk (more than 4, 17.2%) categories… CONTINUE READING

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