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International ENDORSE Study Shows That the Majority of Hospitalized,Patients Surveyed are at Risk for VTE and Many do not Receive,Recommended VTE prophylaxis

ssue in hospitalized patients, as the majority of them are at risk for VTE. This is really a global concern as a high proportion of patients at risk for VTE is observed across all the countries surveyed. Importantly, ENDORSE showed that one out of 2 hospitalized patients at risk for VTE were not receiving any recommended form of prophylaxis. It definitely shows that there is globally a sub-optimal use of VTE prophylaxis and this is even more pronounced among medically ill patients."

Commenting on the study, Doctor Ander Cohen, Co-chair of the ENDORSE Steering Committee, said "ENDORSE findings provide strong evidence of the need to increase awareness about the high prevalence of VTE risk among hospitalised medical and surgical patients. Importantly, it highlights the need to significantly improve the use of appropriate prophylaxis in patients at risk for VTE. In the United States for instance, VTE prophylaxis has been identified as the number #1 strategy to improve patient safety in the hospital. If we want to improve hospital patient outcomes, we urgently need to implement hospital-wide strategies to identify all surgical and medical patients at risk for VTE and provide appropriate prophylaxis to prevent VTE."

About venous thromboembolism (VTE)

Venous thromboembolism is a general term used to describe the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) that blocks a vein. This may occur in any part of the venous system, but the most common manifestations are deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), usually in the leg, and pulmonary embolism (PE).

VTE is a common complication among patients hospitalized for major surgery or with a severe medical illness such as cancer or cardiopulmonary disease, particularly when accompanied by prolonged bed rest, age over 60, or a previous history of VTE.

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