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Venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessment

  • Document type:
    Guidance
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    2 March 2010
  • Publication format:
    A4 electronic only
  • Gateway reference:
    10278
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown

One of the main recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer's Expert Working Group Report, in April 2007, was that all hospital patients should receive a VTE risk assessment upon admission to hospital.

The Chief Medical Officer's VTE Implementation Working Group worked with NICE so that the assessment is compliant with their latest guidance. It is available for hospitals to download and use with immediate effect.

The risk assessment was first published in September 2008, and revised in March 2010.

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