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VTE as a quality indicator.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18926087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is still the most common preventable cause of hospital death, with cancer a known significant risk factor for its development. Prophylaxis to prevent VTE in hospitalized surgical and medical patients has been suboptimal, and efforts for improvement have been unsuccessful. Recent practice guidelines on VTE in oncology from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and American Society of Clinical Oncologists have further highlighted this relationship and could bridge performance measures and outcomes that can affect the strategies for preventing deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in oncology patients. Hospitals and physicians with poor performance data will have problems with payment from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and contracting the best rates from other payors. Hospital accreditation from The Joint Commission could be an issue for poorly performing institutions, as could consumer acceptance. The authors believe that specific oncology VTE measures should be developed to help decrease the current poor rates of VTE prophylaxis and also improve hospital and physician compliance.
Myron Goldsmith; George Whitelaw; Denise A Cannaday
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1540-1405     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Compr Canc Netw     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-17     Completed Date:  2008-12-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101162515     Medline TA:  J Natl Compr Canc Netw     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  754-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
New Century Infusion Solutions, Brea, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Guideline Adherence
Hospitals / standards
Neoplasms / complications*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Pulmonary Embolism / prevention & control
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Quality Indicators, Health Care*
Risk Factors
Venous Thrombosis / prevention & control*

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