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Venous thromboembolism after trauma: a never event?

Thorson CM; Ryan ML; Van Haren RM; Curia E; Barrera JM; Guarch GA; Busko AM; Namias N; Livingstone AS; Proctor KG.

A subset of trauma patients had a relatively high risk of postoperative venous thromboembolism despite use of appropriate prophylactic measures, calling into question the "wisdom and justice" of classifying this complication as entirely preventable.