Venous thromboembolism - risk assessment tool and thromboprophylaxis policy: a national survey

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dc.contributor.author Khan, Muhammad Irfan
dc.contributor.author O'Leary, C.
dc.contributor.author Silvari, V.
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Aisling
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, M.
dc.contributor.author Duggan, C.
dc.contributor.author O'Shea, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-26T11:43:41Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-26T11:43:41Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01
dc.identifier.citation Khan, M. I., O’Leary, C., Silvari, V., O’Brien, A., O’Connor, M., Duggan, C. and O’Shea, S. (2017) ‘Venous thromboembolism – risk assessment tool and thromboprophylaxis policy: a national survey’, Irish Medical Journal, 110(1), 499 (7pp). doi:10147/621073 en
dc.identifier.volume 110 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.issn 0332-3102
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5883
dc.identifier.doi 10147/621073
dc.description.abstract Venous Thromboembolic (VTE) events in hospitalised patients are associated with significant mortality and morbidity and a major economic burden on the health service. It is well established in the literature that active implementation of a mandatory risk assessment tool and thromboprophylaxis policy reduces the incidence of hospital associated thrombosis (HAT). This study examines the utilization of a VTE risk assessment tool and thromboprophylaxis (TP) policy in Irish hospitals that manage acute admissions. A national survey was distributed to forty acute hospitals throughout Ireland. The response rate was 78% (31/40). The results showed that only 26% (n=8/31) of acute hospitals in Ireland have a local implemented TP policy. Six (75%) of these eight had a risk assessment tool in conjunction with the TP policy. All respondents who did not report to have a TP policy and risk assessment tool agreed that they should implement VTE prevention policy at their hospital. Based on the data from this survey and evidence from the effectiveness of the VTE prevention programme introduced in the United Kingdom, there is a need for a national risk assessment and thromboprophylaxis policy in Ireland. This change in practice would have the potential to prevent or reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with hospital acquired thrombosis. 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 Inpatient en
dc.subject Hospital admissions en
dc.subject Risk assessment en
dc.subject Thromboembolism en
dc.title Venous thromboembolism - risk assessment tool and thromboprophylaxis policy: a national survey en
dc.type Article (non 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.contributor.funder Irish Haemostasis Research Foundation Ltd
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Medical Journal en


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