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Streiff MB, Brady JP, Grant AM
AHRQ Author: Brady JP
CDC Grand Rounds: preventing hospital-associated venous thromboembolism.
Approximately half of new venous thromboembolism (VTE) cases occur during a hospital stay or within 90 days of an inpatient admission or surgical procedure, and many are not diagnosed until after discharge. Prevention of VTE can be complicated as physicians must balance the risk for thrombosis with the risk for bleeding from anticoagulants. A collaborative, team-based approach to care is needed for significant and sustained improvement, and it also offers efficiency and capacity to tackle other patient safety problems.
Citation: Streiff MB, Brady JP, Grant AM . CDC Grand Rounds: preventing hospital-associated venous thromboembolism. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2014 Mar 7;63(9):190-3.
Keywords: Blood Clots, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Hospitalization, Prevention, Teams