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Hospital VTE surveillance fails to decrease rates after discharge

Hospital VTE surveillance fails to decrease rates after discharge
April 15, 2015

Inpatient surveillance for venous thromboembolism after surgery was associated with higher rates for inpatient venous thromboembolism but did not reduce the rates postdischarge, according to results of a retrospective analysis.

Further, the correlation between high inpatient and postdischarge VTE rates within a hospital suggest that surveillance may be influenced by higher observed rates and not surveillance practices alone, the researchers wrote.

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