INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR QUALITY IN HEALTH CARE, vol.33, no.3, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR QUALITY IN HEALTH CARE
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venous thromboembolism, Padua Prediction Score, quality improvement, appropriateness, ILL MEDICAL PATIENTS, RISK-ASSESSMENT, PREVENTION, THROMBOPROPHYLAXIS, THROMBOSIS
Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a prevalent complication of inpatient care, causing high burden of morbidity and mortality. Prophylaxis reduces the events; thus, these practices are promoted. We aimed to assess the VTE prophylaxis practices in the general internal medicine wards of a tertiary-care university hospital and utilize these data to propose quality improvement projects.