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Through data analysis of a large cohort of trauma patients, a clinically applicable protocol can be developed based on various predisposing factors for VTE in asymptomatic patients. By isolating the factors that make these patients high risk for VTE, we can effectively lower the incidence of PE in hospitalized trauma patients.
Screening for Venous Thromboembolism in Asymptomatic Trauma Patients: Effective in High Risk Patients, Department of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, quality and safety
Stake, BS, Seth; Wallace, BS, Adam; Koganti, MD, PGY-4, Deepika; Johnson, MD, MPH, Adam P.; Marks, MD, Joshua A.; Cowan, MD, Scott W.; and Cohen, MD, Murray, "Screening for Venous Thromboembolism in Asymptomatic Trauma Patients: Effective in High Risk Patients" (2016). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Posters. Poster 2.