BMJ: An NHS success story that should be exported globally Prof Beverley Hunt OBE

Venous thromboembolism is a serious healthcare problem affecting over 1 in 1000 adults worldwide annually. Epidemiological studies have shown that before the use of thromboprophylaxis in hospital, 55-60% of all venous thromboembolisms were related to hospital admission, occurring either in hospital or within 90 days after discharge.

Sex matters: Practice 5P's when treating young women with venous thromboembolism

Sex matters when it comes to venous thromboembolism (VTE). We defined 5P's - period, pill, prognosis, pregnancy, and post-thrombotic syndrome - that should be discussed with young women with VTE. Menstrual blood
loss (Period) can be aggravated by anticoagulant therapy. This seems particularly true for direct oral anticoagulants.

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