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Venous Thromboembolism Taskforce Audit Program

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Sanofi Identifier:
First received: September 25, 2007
Last updated: January 21, 2010
Last verified: January 2010

To determine the effect of an interventional campaign run by a dedicated "VTE Nurse Educator" over a 6-month period and the effect on prophylaxis rates.

To determine the proportion of medically admitted patients with risk factors for VTE.

To assess and compare the use of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in hospitalized medical patients versus recommendations and current guidelines.

To determine the patient characteristics of those deemed to be at risk of VTE. To determine the proportion of patients receiving appropriate thromboprophylaxis for their risk.

To determine the type and duration (where possible) of prophylaxis used.

Venous Thrombosis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Venous Thromboembolism Taskforce Audit Program

Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Enrollment: 8764
Study Start Date: June 2007
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Venous thromboembolism in medical patients bedridden due to acute illness.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hospital admission for an acute illness with an in-patient hospital stay of 3 days or more.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have undergone any type of surgery during current admission
  • Patients who are admitted to a ward or department that is excluded from this study e.g psychiatric, paediatric, maternity, intensive care unit, coronary care unit.
  • Prior enrollment in this protocol during current admission
  • Prior enrollment in a VTE study involving pharmaceutical or mechanical treatment within last 90 days.
  • Admission for suspected or diagnosed deep vein thrombosis

The above information is not intended to contain all considerations relevant to a patient's potential participation in a clinical trial.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00535171

MacQuarie Park, Australia
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Fiona Howard Sanofi
  More Information

Responsible Party: Medical Affairs Study Director, sanofi-aventis Identifier: NCT00535171     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DIREG_L_01927
Study First Received: September 25, 2007
Last Updated: January 21, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Venous Thromboembolism
Venous Thrombosis
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on August 18, 2017