Prevention of venous thromboembolism: a key patient safety priority.

  title={Prevention of venous thromboembolism: a key patient safety priority.},
  author={William H. Geerts},
  journal={Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH},
  volume={7 Suppl 1},
It is more than 50 years since the first publication of a study showing that symptomatic and fatal venous thromboembolism could be reduced with the use of thromboprophylaxis. Furthermore, it is 23 years since the first evidence-based guidelines recommended routine use of thromboprophylaxis for most hospitalized patients. However, despite the overwhelming evidence that thromboprophylaxis safely and inexpensively reduces thromboembolic complications associated with acute illness and surgery… CONTINUE READING

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