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Eligibility criteria for home treatment of DVT vary

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7317.866 (Published 13 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:866
  1. David R Vinson (drvinson@ucdavis.edu), staff physician
  1. Permanente Medical Group, Department of Emergency Medicine, Roseville, CA 95661, USA

    EDITOR—Schwarz et al showed that most outpatients (92/117; 79%) with acute deep vein thrombosis do not require hospital admission.1 A colleague and I found a similar proportion eligible for outpatient treatment among adults attending an emergency department who were diagnosed ultrasonographically as having deep vein thrombosis (178/219; 81%).2 We showed equal effectiveness and safety compared with outcomes in preceding years. Tillman et al have reported comparable eligibility figures for avoiding admission to hospital in adults with deep vein thrombosis …

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