Surgery Patients with Recommended Venous Thrombo Embolism Prophylaxis Ordered

Certain surgeries can increase patients' risk of developing blood clots. To prevent blood clots from forming, doctors often prescribe a specific type of treatment for these patients.

The chart below shows the percentage of UMMC surgery patients whose doctors ordered treatment to prevent against blood clots forming following surgery as compared to the national average.

Graph of Surgical Care Improvement Project: Surgery Patients with Recommended Venous Thrombo-Embolism Prophylaxis Ordered

Source: The Joint Commission

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