The "risk" of risk assessment models for venous thromboembolism in medical patients.

@article{Spyropoulos2012TheO,
  title={The "risk" of risk assessment models for venous thromboembolism in medical patients.},
  author={Alex C. Spyropoulos and Frederick A. Anderson},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={125 11},
  pages={e23-4; author reply p.e25-6}
}
We read with interest the derivation and validation of a simple risk assessment model (RAM) by Woller et al for identifying at-risk hospitalized medical patients for venous thromboembolism. As the authors point out, previous RAMs for this group have been complex, with incomplete scoring systems and inadequate validation. The authors derived and validated… CONTINUE READING