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Table 1 Definition of appropriate thromboprophylaxis

From: Strategies to enhance venous thromboprophylaxis in hospitalized medical patients (SENTRY): a pilot cluster randomized trial

   Did patient receive prophylaxis?
   YES – pharmacologic prophylaxis YES – mechanical prophylaxis NO
Did the patient have thrombosis risk factors? a YES – and bleeding risk factor b Error of commission Appropriate prophylaxis (appropriate receipt) Error of omission
YES – and no bleeding risk factors Appropriate prophylaxis (appropriate receipt) Error of omission Error of omission
NO Error of commission Error of commission Appropriate prophylaxis
(appropriate nonreceipt)
  1. aThrombosis risk factors: congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, interstitial lung disease, acute ischemic stroke, active cancer, sepsis, acute neurological disease, inflammatory bowel disease, prior venous thromboembolism. bBleeding risk factors: acute bleed, at risk for bleeding, recent bleed, coagulopathy, thrombocytopenia.