Letters Thromboprophylaxis for adults in hospital

Effective implementation of thromboprophylaxis strategies

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39226.454236.3A (Published 31 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1128
  1. Christian Schwiebert, specialist registrar anaesthesia, Imperial School, Royal Brompton Hospital, London SW3 6NP,
  2. Barry G Lambert, specialist registrar anaesthesia, Imperial School, Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London W12 0HS
  1. Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London W12 0HS
  1. eureka.chris{at}doctors.org.uk

    We agree with Fitzmaurice and Murray that the risks to patients of developing thromboembolism after surgery are well understood by clinicians.1 But the challenge of providing the recommended 100% compliance of prophylactic measures is substantial and …

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