Quality gap in venous thromboembolism prophylaxis practices in inpatients: Assessment of prophylaxis practices in a University Hospital


GÜVEN A. T. , ALTINTOP S. E. , ÖZDEDE M., UYAROĞLU O. A. , DURUSU TANRIÖVER M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR QUALITY IN HEALTH CARE, vol.33, no.3, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/intqhc/mzab104
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR QUALITY IN HEALTH CARE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, PAIS International, Psycinfo
  • Keywords: venous thromboembolism, Padua Prediction Score, quality improvement, appropriateness, ILL MEDICAL PATIENTS, RISK-ASSESSMENT, PREVENTION, THROMBOPROPHYLAXIS, THROMBOSIS

Abstract

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.