DVT is a serious, yet preventable public health problem. It has been estimated that about half of all PEs and two-thirds of all DVTs can be prevented if hospitals and surgery centers institute an effective DVT prophylaxis program. This puts the onus of DVT prevention squarely on the shoulders of hospitals and surgical centers.
Joint Commission states Anticoagulants in ASC’s may increase ER encounters and life-threatening bleeding.
Studies show that patients are at the highest risk 5-10 days post surgery
VTE is a leading cause of prevent- able hospital deaths in United States
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