Prediction of postdischarge venous thromboembolism using a risk assessment model

Journal of Vascular Surgery, 05/21/2013

This study aimed to determine the incidence and risk factors associated with symptomatic postdischarge VTE and develop a risk score to identify patients who may benefit from extended duration thromboprophylaxis. This novel postdischarge VTE prediction score utilizes patient, operative, and early outcome factors to accurately identify patients at increased risk of a postdischarge thromboembolic event. The development of a patient– specific postdischarge VTE risk profile may help address the challenge of determining postdischarge prophylaxis requirements.

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