National guidelines1 recommend objective risk stratification for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in hospitalized medical patients. The Padua Prediction Score risk assessment model2 is recommended to categorize patients as high or low risk. The Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium (HMS), a statewide quality collaborative aimed at preventing adverse events in hospitalized medical patients, collects detailed data on VTE risk factors, prophylactic treatment, and outcomes. Using data from the HMS,3 we sought to determine whether patients in this cohort were receiving appropriate VTE prophylaxis.
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Grant PJ, Conlon A, Chopra V, Flanders SA. Use of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(8):1122–1124. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.2022
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