Surgical thromboprophylaxis and risk of bleeding: a health economics perspective

Wonderling, David; de Nigris, Enrico; Hill, Jennifer; Treasure, Tom
May 2009
Clinical Risk;May2009, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p109
Academic Journal
In this article, the author comments on the health economic evaluation of thromboprophylaxis and bleeding risks. It is stated that among the types of prophylaxis, mechanical prophylaxis is highly cost effective and drug prophylaxis is the most effective in case of venous thromboembolism (VTE). According to the author, combined prophylaxis works well in cases that involve fatal bleeding risks. It is mentioned that prophylaxis' effects on long term outcomes are uncertain.


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