Results of a venous thromboembolism prophylaxis program for hospitalized patients

@article{Cardoso2016ResultsOA,
  title={Results of a venous thromboembolism prophylaxis program for hospitalized patients},
  author={L. Cardoso and D. V. C. Krokoscz and E. F. de Paiva and Ilka Spinola Furtado and Jorge M{\'a}ttar and Marcia Martiniano de Souza e S{\'a} and Ant{\^o}nio Carlos Onofre de Lira},
  journal={Vascular Health and Risk Management},
  year={2016},
  volume={12},
  pages={491 - 496}
}
Introduction Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the leading cause of preventable death in hospitalized patients. However, existing prophylaxis guidelines are rarely followed. Objective The aim of the study was to present and discuss implementation strategies and the results of a VTE prophylaxis program for medical and surgical patients admitted to a large general hospital. Patients and methods This prospective observational study was conducted to describe the strategy used to implement a VTE… Expand
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