Hospital acquired thrombosis (HAT) prevention in an acute hospital; a single centre cross-sectional study

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dc.contributor.author Khan, Muhammad Irfan
dc.contributor.author O'Leary, C.
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Aisling
dc.contributor.author Lester, L.
dc.contributor.author Silvari, V.
dc.contributor.author Duggan, C.
dc.contributor.author O'Shea, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-26T11:18:30Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-26T11:18:30Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04
dc.identifier.citation Khan, M. I., O’Leary, C., O’Brien, A., Lester, L., Silvari, V., Duggan, C. and O’Shea, S. (2017) ‘Hospital Acquired Thrombosis (HAT) prevention in an acute hospital; a single centre cross-sectional study’, Irish Medical Journal, 110(4), 547 (9pp). doi:10147/621277 en
dc.identifier.volume 110 en
dc.identifier.issued 4 en
dc.identifier.issn 0332-3102
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5882
dc.identifier.doi 10147/621277
dc.description.abstract Evidence based guidelines are effective in reducing incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) which is associated with morbidly, mortality and economic burden. This study aimed to identify the proportion of inpatients who had a VTE risk assessment (RA) performed and who received thromboprophylaxis (TP), in Cork University Hospital. There was no structured RA tool at the time; information was obtained from medical and drug charts to ascertain if a RA was performed. Patients were then RA by researchers and stratified as per NICE guidelines and the proportion who received TP was calculated. One thousand and nineteen inpatients were screened. Risk was documented in 24% of cases. TP was prescribed in 43.2% of inpatients. Following application of a RA tool >80% were at high risk of VTE with low risk of bleeding with TP prescription in 46.3% of inpatients. A national collaborative effort should be encouraged to develop a standardized approach for safe RA of inpatients and prescription of TP for prevention of HAT. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Irish Medical Organisation en
dc.rights © 2017, Irish Medical Journal. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject Cardiovascular system en
dc.subject Thrombosis en
dc.subject Hospital en
dc.title Hospital acquired thrombosis (HAT) prevention in an acute hospital; a single centre cross-sectional study en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Muhammad Irfan Khan, Clinical Research Facility, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. T: +353-21-490-3000 E: muhammad.khan@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder Irish Haemostasis Research Foundation Ltd
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Medical Journal en


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