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Score for Risk of Venous Thrombembolism (VTE) in Hospitalized Patient

Purpose:

To identify a hospitalized patient who may benefit from thromboprophylaxis using the score of Kucher et al.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

I80, I81, I82

Description:

Kucher et al developed a score for identifying a hospitalized patient who is at risk for venous thromboembolism. This can help to identify a patient who may benefit from prophylaxis. The authors are from Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, University of Pennsylvania and Partners HealthCare System.

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