The researchers also found that upon initial admission, 7.9% of VTE cases were identified as high risk and another 21.9% were identified as moderate risk, compared with 1.2% and 3.7% in the controls, respectively.
“Patients identified as moderate or high risk for VTE were generally more medically complex patients,” Dr. Southard said.
Future directions of this project include expanding the patient population that has a risk assessment performed.
Dr. Southard reported having no financial disclosures.
SOURCE: Southard E et al. .