HEALTH & MEDICINE WEEK

Researchers detail in ‘Evaluating the appropriateness of thromboprophylaxis in an acute care setting using a computerised reminder, through order-entry system,’ new data in life sciences. "Evidence suggests that thromboprophylaxis is still significantly underutilised across the United States despite its relationship with morbidity, mortality and resource expenditure. Previous randomised trials that have incorporated computerised reminders, through order-entry systems, have resulted in increased rates of thromboprophylaxis and lower incidences of clinically diagnosed deep-vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism," scientists in the United States report. "The primary purpose of this prospective, observational study is to evaluate the use and appropriateness of…" Read the full article >>