Venous thrombosis prevention more than just guidelines

Clark, P., Wu, O. , Greer, I.A. and Lowe, G.D.O. (2010) Venous thrombosis prevention more than just guidelines. British Journal of Haematology, 149(1), pp. 50-54. (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2010.08080.x)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2141.2010.08080.x

Abstract

Hospital-associated venous thromboembolism remains a major international cause of avoidable mortality and morbidity. Although the publication of national guidelines does increase the use of thromboprophylaxis, we present the results of a recent audit of thrombosis prevention in UK hospitals which, despite published guidelines, shows continuing significant variations in guideline implementation and practice. The results of this audit are paralleled with UK and international data on hospital-acquired thrombosis prevention and the potential solutions to these problems, particularly the lessons which can be learned from other areas of clinical practice, are discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lowe, Professor Gordon and Wu, Professor Olivia
Authors: Clark, P., Wu, O., Greer, I.A., and Lowe, G.D.O.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
Journal Name:British Journal of Haematology
Publisher:Blackwell Publishing
ISSN:0007-1048

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