Produced by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow


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DVT in hospitals: guideline implementation


While much media coverage of DVT has focussed on long-distance travel, it is perhaps less publicly-known that many patients develop DVTs whilst in hospital and that DVT is the most common form of preventable death in hospital. A number of clinical guidelines have been developed to tackle this problem, but how extensively are they being implemented? Dr Kerstin Hogg, Dr Steve Jones and Professor Kevin Mackway-Jones review the evidence. Read…

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