WTD’s Beverley Hunt Publishes Editorial on Preventing Hospital-Associated VTE
June 24, 2019
In 2010, the National Health Service (NHS) in England mandated the reporting of risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) with a target of 90 percent of adult admissions. As a result, there has been a 15.4 percent reduction in deaths within 90 days after discharge across England. In a new editorial recently published in The BMJ, World Thrombosis Day Steering Committee Chair Prof. Beverley Hunt reveals the success behind the NHS VTE risk assessment model and how it can be replicated on a global scale to reduce death and disability caused by thrombosis.