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Letters Heparin prophylaxis

Time to reconsider NICE guidance on heparin prophylaxis in medical inpatients

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 06 December 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7886
  1. Domnick Felix D’Costa, consultant physician1
  1. 1Royal Wolverhampton Hospital, Wolverhampton WV10 0QP, UK
  1. domnick.dcosta{at}

The recent clinical practice guideline on venous thromboembolism prophylaxis from the American College of Physicians indicates that for every 1000 patients treated the absolute benefit is a reduction of three pulmonary …

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