Directed evaluation of provider learning modules to prevent venous thromboembolism after major cancer surgery
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Health Services R&D
August 2018 -
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Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which comprises both deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is the most common preventable cause of hospital death. Veterans with cancer, and particularly those who undergo surgery are at particularly high risk with up to one-third of untreated patients (no prophylaxis) developing deep venous thrombosis. Guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians recommend prophylaxis throughout the hospital course and continuing post discharge for 4...