Frequency of thromboprophylaxis and incidence of in-hospital venous thromboembolism in a cohort of emergency department patients

Alan E. Jones, Zachary Fordham, Vasilios Yiannibas, Charles L. Johnson, Jeffrey Kline

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Abstract

Objective: Prior work suggests that in-hospital pulmonary and venous thromboembolism (VTE) could be decreased if the rate of prophylaxis for VTE in high-risk patients were increased at the time of admission. Our objective was to quantify the rate of thromboprophylaxis and incidence of in-hospital VTE, based upon risk of VTE, in a cohort of patients admitted through the emergency department (ED). Methods: We performed a prospective cohort study at an urban ED with >100,000 visits. All medical patients >17 years admitted from the ED were prospectively identified on a random sample of days for one year. Using a structured data form we collected each patient's risk factors for VTE, and prophylaxis measures. We computed a validated risk score of each patient, with a score >4 high-risk (HR) and a score

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-164
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Venous Thromboembolism
Hospital Emergency Service
Incidence
Pulmonary Embolism
Cohort Studies
Prospective Studies

Keywords

  • Deep venous thrombosis
  • Emergency department
  • Prophylaxis
  • Pulmonary embolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Frequency of thromboprophylaxis and incidence of in-hospital venous thromboembolism in a cohort of emergency department patients. / Jones, Alan E.; Fordham, Zachary; Yiannibas, Vasilios; Johnson, Charles L.; Kline, Jeffrey.

In: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis, Vol. 25, No. 2, 04.2008, p. 160-164.

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Jones, Alan E. ; Fordham, Zachary ; Yiannibas, Vasilios ; Johnson, Charles L. ; Kline, Jeffrey. / Frequency of thromboprophylaxis and incidence of in-hospital venous thromboembolism in a cohort of emergency department patients. In: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis. 2008 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 160-164.
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