Letters Thromboprophylaxis for adults in hospital

Improving use

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39226.456991.3A (Published 31 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1128
  1. Lucy V Harding, F2 doctor in rheumatology,
  2. Cuong Dang, specialist registrar in diabetes and endocrinology,
  3. Robert Young, consultant physician and director of clinical effectiveness
  1. Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Hope Hospital, Salford M6 8HD
  1. lvharding{at}doctors.org.uk

    Fitzmaurice and Murray remind us that venous thromboembolism is not just a problem among surgical patients but an important cause of morbidity and mortality in medical patients too.1

    We work in a hospital that implemented a thromboprophylaxis protocol for medical patients in 2004. In line with the recent recommendations of the UK …

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