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Thromboprophylaxis to prevent hospital-acquired thrombosis: an important opportunity for primary care

Publication date: Friday, 14 October 2011
Contributor(s): Dr Ellen Murray, Professor DA Fitzmaurice

It is clear that hospital admission causes many preventable deaths from venous thromboembolism (VTE) yet the general public and, I would suggest, primary care health workers, still think of air travel as the main risk factor. Is there a role for primary care in helping to reduce the numbers of patients with hospital-acquired VTE?
Category: Editorial
Edition: 2011
Contributor(s): Dr Ellen Murray, Professor DA Fitzmaurice

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