Antithrombotic prophylaxis had little effect on overall mortality

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7004.572b (Published 26 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:572
  1. K C Kong
  1. Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Homerton Hospital NHS Trust, London E9 6SR

    EDITOR,--C J Todd and colleagues report that antithrombotic prophylaxis significantly reduces the incidence of fatal pulmonary embolism.1 From their remarks in their results section, I assume that their diagnoses of fatal pulmonary embolism were made at postmortem examination. It would be interesting to know what the rate of postmortem examination at each hospital was for this review as this would …

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