Quantification of risk factors for venous thromboembolism: a preliminary study for the development of a risk assessment tool.

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Venous thromboembolism is a frequent and serious disorder influenced by numerous factors. As the first step in creating a tool to assess an individual patient's risk of venous thromboembolism, we carried out a literature review in order to quantify risk factors for venous thromboembolism. EVIDENCE AND INFORMATION SOURCES Risk… (More)

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