Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains a significant cause of postoperative morbidity, and inpatient postoperative VTE prophylaxis remains standard of care.1 For select procedures, there is a well-recognized risk of VTE that extends beyond hospital discharge,2 and numerous guidelines support extended prophylaxis for 4-6 weeks following discharge for high-risk surgical subgroups.1,3
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Leeds IL, Haut ER. Are We Really Supposed to Start Giving Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis for a Month After Outpatient Surgery? JAMA Surg. Published online October 09, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.3753
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