Venous Thromboembolism Prevention

Scope and Impact of the Problem

Almost all hospitalized patients have at least one risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE). VTE is a common complication and contributes to excess length of stay, excess charges, and mortality.

Primary thromboprophylaxis reduces the morbidity and mortality associated with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).

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