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National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Prevention and Care of Venous Thromboembolism: Additional Performance Measures 

Date of Publication:
OCT 2008
Associated Project:
VTE Phase II
The report details six measures that address venous thromboembolism (VTE), the most common preventable cause of hospital death. The six measures endorsed in this report are focused on hospitals, addressing the clear need for measures in that area. Additionally, two of the endorsed measures extend the focus beyond the hospital by targeting the readiness of patients for discharge in terms of both treatment and education.