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Table 2 The relationship between venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and the mortality of medical and surgical patients

From: The effect of a continuing medical education program on Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis utilization and mortality in a tertiary-care hospital

  All patients Medical patients Surgical patients P value
N = 147 N = 108 N = 39  
VTE risk*, N (%)     
  Very high risk 37 (25.2) 0 (0) 37 (95.9) < 0.01
  High risk 66 (44.9) 65 (60.2) 1 (2.6) < 0.01
  Moderate risk 44 (29.9) 43 (39.8) 1 (2.6) < 0.01
VTE prophylaxis provided, N (%) 94 (63.9) 62 (57.4) 32 (82.1) < 0.01
Mortality, N (%) 16 (10.9) 14 (13) 2 (5.1) > 0.05
Mortality in patients with VTE prophylaxis, N (%) 4 (4.3) 3 (4.8) 1 (3.1) > 0.05
Mortality in patients without VTE prophylaxis, N (%) 12 (22.6) 11 (23.9) 1 (14.3) > 0.05
  1. VTE, venous thromboembolism.
  2. *VTE risk assessment performed according to Caprini Risk Assessment Model.