Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a disease includes deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and is a significant potential health complication for hospitalised patients. Serious adverse outcomes may occur, including an increased risk of recurrent thrombosis, morbidity from post thrombotic syndrome or death.
- All patient 18 years and above admitted to the Hospital, must be assessed for risk of VTE.
- Day cases surgeries are excluded from VTE risk assessment.
- Patients identified at risk of VTE should receive preventive measures most appropriate to that
risk and their clinical condition.
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