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Table 4 Risk factors of patients and prophylaxis of venous thrombosis according to different wards

From: Use of venous thromboprophylaxis and adherence to guideline recommendations: a cross-sectional study

Ward Medicine Surgery Critical care Emergency Overall Test significance
Number of patients 166 155 44 32 397  
Mean age (sd) 60 (17) 59 (17) 52 (18) 71 (16) 60 (17) p < 0.05
Mean number risk factors (sd) 2.2 (1.3) 2.6 (1.3) 3.9 (1.8) 2.6 (1.3) 2.6 (1.4) p < 0.05
Moderate + High-risk patients n (%) 112 (67) 118 (76) 42 (95) 25 (78) 297 (75) p < 0.001
Contrain-dications to heparins n (%) 25 (15) 8 (5) 7 (16) 2 (6) 42 (11) p < 0.05
Prophylaxis all patients n (%) 70 (42) 109 (70) 38 (86) 14 (44) 231 (58) p < 0.001
Prophylaxis Moderate + High-risk patients n (%) 66 (59) 102 (86) 38 (90.5) 14 (56) 220 (74) p < 0.001