Bmj Usa: Letter

RAPID RESPONSE FROM BMJ.COM: How many patients are candidates for home treatment of DVT?

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E52
  1. Sergio Siragusa, hematologist (,
  2. Francesco Falaschi,
  3. Paola Tatoni
  1. Servizio Pronto Soccorso Accettazione, Emergency Department IRCCS Policlinico, San Matteo, Pavia, Italy

    This article originally appeared in BMJ USA

    Editor—Schwarz et al demonstrate the feasibility of home treatment (HT) for most patients with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT). These data, along with those reported previously,1 mainly regard patients investigated at vascular units where uncomplicated DVT is usually seen. This population may be different from that evaluated in the emergency department (ED), where most of the patients clinically suspected of having acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) are firstly investigated.2 In this respect, the ED can be an appropriate setting not only for detecting acute …

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