Which hospitalized medical patients need deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis?
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Which hospitalized medical patients need deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis? Evidence-Based Answer: Hospitalized medical patients may be assessed for risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) using criteriabased tools to determine if prophylaxis would be beneficial. Some of these risk factors include active cancer, previous VTE, reduced mobility, older age, and thrombophilia (SOR: B, based on 2 cohort studies).
Evidence-Based Practice 19, no. 03 (2016): E3-E4.