Incidence of Hospital Acquired Thrombosis (HAT) in a tertiary care hospital

Show simple item record Khan, Muhammad Irfan O'Leary, C. Silvari, V. O'Brien, A. Duggan, C. O'Shea, S. 2019-02-15T11:42:17Z 2019-02-15T11:42:17Z 2017-04
dc.identifier.citation Khan, M. I., O'Leary, C., Silvari, V., O'Brien, A., Duggan, C. and O'Shea, S. (2017) 'Incidence of Hospital Acquired Thrombosis (HAT) in a tertiary care hospital', Irish Medical Journal, 110(4), 542. Available at: (Accessed: 15 February 2019) en
dc.identifier.volume 110 en
dc.identifier.issued 4 en
dc.identifier.issn 0332-3102
dc.description.abstract Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. In spite of guidelines, VTE prophylaxis continues to be underutilised, and hospital acquired thrombosis (HAT) continues to be a problem. This study was conducted to estimate the incidence of HAT in a tertiary referral centre and to examine whether VTE risk assessment and thromboprophylaxis (TP) were implemented. Patients 18 years and above, with a radiologically-confirmed acute VTE during the study period of 15 weeks were included. Acute VTE was diagnosed in 100 patients and HAT was diagnosed in 48. There were 12,024 admissions over the study period, therefore the incidence of HAT was 0.4%. TP was prescribed in only 35% of patients, and 65% did not receive any or appropriate TP. Hospitals without active implementation of a formal risk assessment tool and TP policy are likely to continue to have increased incidence of HAT. en
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dc.publisher Irish Medical Organisation en
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dc.subject Venous thromboembolism en
dc.subject VTE risk assessment en
dc.subject Thromboprophylaxis en
dc.title Incidence of Hospital Acquired Thrombosis (HAT) in a tertiary care hospital en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Muhammad Khan, Medical School Office, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.contributor.funder Irish Haemostasis Research Foundation Limited
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Medical Journal en
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