Thromboprophylaxis for hospitalized medical patients: a multicenter qualitative study.

@article{Cook2009ThromboprophylaxisFH,
  title={Thromboprophylaxis for hospitalized medical patients: a multicenter qualitative study.},
  author={Deborah J Cook and Andrea Tkaczyk and Kristina Lutz and Joseph McMullin and R. Brian Haynes and James Demetrios Douketis},
  journal={Journal of hospital medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={4 5},
  pages={269-75}
}
BACKGROUND Observational studies have documented that medical patients infrequently receive venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention. OBJECTIVE To understand the barriers to, and facilitators of, optimal thromboprophylaxis. PATIENTS Hospitalized medical patients. DESIGN We conducted in-depth interviews with 15 nurses, 6 pharmacists, 12 physicians with both clinical and managerial experience, and 3 hospital administrators. SETTING One university-affiliated and 2 community hospitals… CONTINUE READING