VTE Appropriate Care



  • Venous thromboembolism (VTE) occurs when a blood clot forms in the deep veins in the legs, travels to another part of the body, and blocks blood flow to vital organs such as the lungs. VTE can occur after a surgical procedure and can be life threatening. Studies has shown that VTE can be prevented with movement, compression stockings, and drugs. The correct treatment depends on various factors. Patients should be assessed for risk factors and the appropriate care should be taken to reduce the risk of VTE. 

     
  • Blood Clot Prevention
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     Patients received treatment to prevent blood clots on the day of or day after hospital admission or surgery.

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    Blood Clot Prevention
    Clinical ProcessPatients who received treatment to prevent blood clots on the day of or day after hospital admission or surgery. A higher score is better. 

     

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     Patients who received treatment to prevent blood clots on the day of or day after being admitted to ICU.

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    Blood Clot Prevention 2
    Clinical ProcessPatients who received treatment to prevent blood clots on the day of or day after being admitted to an intensive care unit. A higher score is better.

     

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     Patients who developed a blood clot while in the hospital who did not get treatment that could have prevented it.

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    Blood Clot Prevention 3
    Quality MeasurePatients who developed a blood clot while in the hospital who did not get treatment that could have prevented it. A lower score is better.

     

     

    Blood Clot Prevention
    Clinical ProcessPatients who received treatment to prevent blood clots on the day of or day after hospital admission or surgery. A higher score is better. 
    Blood Clot Prevention 2
    Clinical ProcessPatients who received treatment to prevent blood clots on the day of or day after being admitted to an intensive care unit. A higher score is better.
    Blood Clot Prevention 3
    Quality MeasurePatients who developed a blood clot while in the hospital who did not get treatment that could have prevented it. A lower score is better.
  • Blood Clot Treatment
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     Patients with blood clots who received the recommended treatment, including two different blood thinner medicines at the same time.

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    Blood Clot Treatment
    Clinical ProcessPatients with blood clots who got the recommended treatment, which includes using two different blood thinner medicines at the same time. A higher score is better.

     

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     Patients with blood clots who were discharged on a blood thinner medicine and received written instructions about that medicine.

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    Blood Clot Treatment 2
    Clinical ProcessPatients with blood clots who were discharged on a blood thinner medicine and received written instructions about that medicine. A higher score is better.

     

     

    Blood Clot Treatment
    Clinical ProcessPatients with blood clots who got the recommended treatment, which includes using two different blood thinner medicines at the same time. A higher score is better.
    Blood Clot Treatment 2
    Clinical ProcessPatients with blood clots who were discharged on a blood thinner medicine and received written instructions about that medicine. A higher score is better.