Letters Thromboprophylaxis for adults in hospital

Concern over guidelines

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39226.476678.3A (Published 31 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1127
  1. Tim N Board, lecturer in orthopaedics,
  2. Martyn L Porter, consultant orthopaedic surgeon
  1. Hip Centre, Wrightington Hospital, Wigan WN6 9EP
  1. tim{at}timboard.co.uk

    Fitzmaurice and Murray make a compelling case for implementing the guidelines on thromboprophylaxis from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).1 However, many orthopaedic surgeons would profess to a different point of view.

    Firstly, there is currently no evidence from …

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