Pharmacological thromboembolic prophylaxis for medical patients in a tertiary care, teaching community hospital: room for improvement.


Venous Thrombembolism (VTE) is a potentially lethal complication in hospitalized patients. Studies indicate that pharmacological prophylaxis may reduce the incidence of VTE. However, the use of VTE prophylaxis remains unclear. We aimed to retrospectively assess whether medically ill hospitalized patients with established risk factors receive pharmacological… (More)