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Venous Thromboembolism

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Patients in the hospital are at higher risk of developing blood clots in the veins and lungs.  

The rates displayed in these graphs are from data reported for discharges April 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016.


Venous Thromboembolism: Appropriate Care Score 

  • This measure shows the percentage of patients who received treatment to prevent blood clots within 24 hours prior to surgery through 24 hours after surgery.  It is important for hospitals to give the medications ordered to prevent blood clots (venous thromboembolism).  


Venous thromboembolism warfarin therapy discharge instructions

  • Patients who are being discharged on warfarin for treatment of a blood clot should be educated by staff about their diet, monitoring of blood levels, and potential adverse reactions and interactons related to warfarin.  


Hospital acquired potentially-preventable venous thromboembolism

  • This measure shows the percentage of patients who acquired a blood clot during the hospitalization that may have been preventable.  



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