Letters Compression stockings

We need to look critically at evidence for universal use

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39583.772234.3A (Published 22 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1148
  1. Martyn J Parker, orthopaedic research fellow
  1. 1Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Peterborough PE3 9GZ
  1. Martyn.Parker{at}pbh-tr.nhs.uk

    The article by Phillips et al is yet another so called evidence based report that fails to appreciate the clinical aspect of thromboembolism.1 The report mentions only the incidence of the surrogate outcome measure of asymptomatic venous thromboembolism. Clinical outcomes of clinical deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and …

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