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Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment and Thromboprophylaxis Practice in General Medical Patients Requiring Admissions to General Wards: A Singapore's Perspective, Part 2
We have previously conducted a survey on specialist physicians (associate consultants, consultants, and senior consultants) who are in charge of general medical admissions in general wards of three public hospitals in Singapore in September 2020. It showed only 47 and 23% of the respondents perform venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessment and prescribe VTE prophylaxis, respectively, in general medical patients admitted to general wards despite VTE prophylaxis is recommended by major international guidelines.  
As the incidence of VTE is on the rise in Singapore, we wonder if the nonspecialist physicians, who are generally younger, have different perception about VTE risk assessment and thromboprophylaxis in comparison to the more senior specialist physicians. We therefore conducted a similar survey on nonspecialist physicians of the same three public hospitals.
Article published online:
31 August 2021
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