Thrombophilia Testing in Hospitalized Children: Waste Not, Want Not?

@inproceedings{Mahajerin2012ThrombophiliaTI,
  title={Thrombophilia Testing in Hospitalized Children: Waste Not, Want Not?},
  author={Arash Mahajerin and Terry A. Vik and Rakesh Mehta and Mark E. Heiny},
  year={2012}
}
Abstract 1150 Introduction The incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in children is rising. Our institutional experience has shown VTE incidence in hospitalized children rose from 0.3 to 71/10,000 admissions over a 13 year span. Many of these children had multiple acquired risk factors, e.g. central venous line (CVL), and many of these children underwent extensive thrombophilia testing. Hypothesis: Thrombophilia testing in hospitalized children with VTE is unnecessary and adds cost burden… CONTINUE READING