Risk assessment as a guide to thrombosis prophylaxis.

@article{Caprini2010RiskAA,
  title={Risk assessment as a guide to thrombosis prophylaxis.},
  author={Joseph A. Caprini},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={
          448-52
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review discusses the current status of individual thrombosis risk assessment as an alternative to applying prophylaxis to broad groups in an attempt to simplify the process. Complete assessment is necessary in order to provide the proper type, duration, and intensity of prophylaxis, especially following discharge. RECENT FINDINGS The concept of weighting risk factors to obtain a score has been used by some to guide prophylactic decisions for 20 years. This approach was… CONTINUE READING
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