Updated 2018 NICE guidance on venous thromboembolism – does evidence from root cause analysis of hospital‐associated thrombosis support the additional investment required?

Updated 2018 NICE guidance on venous thromboembolism – does evidence from root cause analysis of hospital‐associated thrombosis support the additional investment required?

The 2018 updated National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on venous thromboembolism (VTE) (NICE 2018)includes significant changes and extensions to the 2010 guidance on VTE risk assessment and thromboprophylaxis for hospital patients (NICE 2010).

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Addressing psychiatric inpatients for VTE prevention

Addressing psychiatric inpatients for VTE prevention

While there are already some NICE guidelines for psychiatry, which point at the NICE VTE prophylaxis tool, the tool itself is often irrelevant to psychiatry. Patients often have no co-morbid medical illness, and the majority of them are walking around the ward, and off the ward, just like they would at home. Most of my patients do not need VTE prophylaxis.

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