Evaluation of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis in Medically Ill Patients
VTE prophylaxis is not as routinely employed in medically ill patients as compared to surgical patients. This retrospective chart review project will evaluate the effectiveness of VTE prophylaxis in medically ill patients at the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics compared to current literature. The study will ultimately serve as a quality improvement project to help improve patient care.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Evaluation of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis in Medically Ill Patients|
|Study Start Date:||March 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients cared for before our intervention.
Patients cared for after our intervention.
(1) a risk-assessment tool completed at the time of a hospital admission, (2) structured educational sessions on VTE prevention, and (3) audit-feedback where institutional data was reviewed during the educational sessions. These sessions were given once to the clinical pharmacists and on three separate occasions to the medicine house officers.
|United States, Utah|
|University of Utah Health Sciences Center|
|Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84132|
|Principal Investigator:||Matthew Rondina, M.D.||University of Utah|