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How Hospitals Prevent VTE
Health Leaders Media

It’s been four years since the U.S. Surgeon General stunned providers with these numbers about rates of preventable death and harm: 350,000 to 600,000 Americans a year suffer poor health outcomes because of blood clots, and 100,000 of them die. The single biggest risk factor is the care provided in hospitals. Far too few clinicians use interventions such as drugs that could prevent more than one-third of these clots.