Preventable Blood Clots
Potentially Preventable VTE (Venous Thromboembolism)
Patients who developed a blood clot during hospitalization. (A lower percentage is better)
Post Op DVT (Deep Venous Thromboembolism) or PE (Pulmonary Embolism)
Patients who developed a blood clot after surgery. (A lower percentage is better)
Why is this important?
Decreased mobility during a hospitalization increases the risk for developing blood clots in the legs, blood clots that could potentially dislodge and travel to the lungs and/or brain. While admitted to the hospital we strive to provide high quality care and prevent blood clots by administering anticoagulation medications and other mechanical interventions (compression stockings, sequential compression devices) that are appropriate to your admission and/or surgery.
Data available from the Health Research and Educational Trust, California Hospital Engagement Network, November 2014.