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Table 3 Type of surgery, number and percentage of patients with adequate prophylaxis for VTE

From: Cross-sectional study of adherence to venous thromboembolism prophylaxis guidelines in hospitalized patients. The Trombo-Brit study

  Surgical (n/%) Adequate prophylaxis
Major abdominal 8 (7.8%) 6 (75%)
Head and neck 5 (4.9%) 5 (100%)
Cardiovascular 10 (9.8%) 7 (70%)
Minor abdominal 4 (3.9%) 2 (50%)
Colorectal 11 (10.8%) 8 (72.7%)
Gynecological 5 (4.9%) 4 (80%)
Hepato-biliary 2 (1.9%) 0
Neurosurgery 5 (4.9%) 4 (80%)
Orthopedic surgery other than THR, TKR and HFS 3 (2.9%) 3 (100%)
Major Orthopedic surgery (includes THR, TKR and HFS) 36 (34.3%) 30 (83.3%)
Thorax 6 (5.9%) 4 (66.7%)
Urologic 8 (7.8%) 6 (75%)
TOTAL 103 79 (76.7%)
  1. THR: total hip replacement; TKR: total knee replacement; HFS: hip fractures surgery.