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BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 12 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4175
  1. Belinda Sandler, SHO, cardiology1,
  2. John M Hounsell, registrar, cardiology1,
  3. Thomas Semple, house officer, cardiology1
  1. 1Lister Hospital, Stevenage SG1 4AB
  1. b.sandler{at}

    Guidelines on preventing venothromboembolism issued by the Department of Health in 2007 included documented mandatory risk assessment for every hospital patient. In our district general hospital all adult medical admissions have undergone such a process since April 2009. …

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