Letters NICE on VTE diseases

Health warning—not all evidence based

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e5078 (Published 31 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5078
  1. Domnick D’Costa, consultant physician1
  1. 1Royal Wolverhampton Hospital, Wolverhampton WV10 0QP, UK
  1. domnick.dcosta{at}nhs.net

Readers and clinicians should review the detailed guidance before blindly following the summary advice because1:

  • It recommends thrombolysis for certain patients with deep vein thrombosis, but the original guidance rates the studies as “low quality with serious imprecision” and recommends further research

  • It …

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