Risk factor model to predict venous thromboembolism in hospitalized medical patients.

BACKGROUND The Joint Commission requires that all medical inpatients be assessed for venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk, but available risk stratification tools have never been validated. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients age ≥18 years, admitted to 374 US hospitals in 2004-2005, with a primary diagnosis of pneumonia, heart… CONTINUE READING