Underuse of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis for general surgery patients: physician practices in the community hospital setting.

@article{Bratzler1998UnderuseOV,
  title={Underuse of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis for general surgery patients: physician practices in the community hospital setting.},
  author={Dale W. Bratzler and Gary E. Raskob and Cynthia K Murray and Lisa J Bumpus and D S Piatt},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={158 17},
  pages={1909-12}
}
BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolism is a common complication of surgery. Although surveys of physician self-reported practices have suggested near universal support for routine use of measures to prevent venous thromboembolism, medical record auditing has demonstrated underuse. OBJECTIVE To assess physician practices of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in… CONTINUE READING