TITLE

Outpatient thromboprophylaxis after hip or knee surgery: discrepancies and concerns

AUTHOR(S)
Fisher, William D.; Turpie, Alexander G. G.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/3/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 12, p1571
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the study by E. Rahme and colleagues regarding the variation in the use of postdischarge thromboprophylaxis after hip or knee replacement surgery among patients aged 65 years and older after dismissal in the U.S. It is averred that the study has a number of restrictions that lessen its impact which only included 33% of all the patients who pass through hip and knee surgery who were released directly from the hospital and it excluded prescriptions given to patients while in hospital. It is inferred that the results of the study may not be generalizable.
ACCESSION #
32163437

 

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