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Clinical validation of the AHRQ postoperative venous thromboembolism patient safety indicator.

Henderson KE, Recktenwald A j, Reichley RM, et al. Clinical validation of the AHRQ postoperative venous thromboembolism patient safety indicator. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35(7):370-6.

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July 8, 2009
Henderson KE, Recktenwald A j, Reichley RM, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35:370-6.

This study confirmed that the AHRQ patient safety indicator (PSI) for postoperative deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is best used as a screening tool for identifying preventable DVT cases from administrative data. Use of the PSI identified nearly all true DVT cases but also identified a significant number of false positives.

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Henderson KE, Recktenwald A j, Reichley RM, et al. Clinical validation of the AHRQ postoperative venous thromboembolism patient safety indicator. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35(7):370-6.