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Venous thromboembolism after trauma: a never event?

Thorson CM, Ryan ML, Van Haren RM, et al. Venous thromboembolism after trauma: a never event?*. Crit Care Med. 2012;40(11):2967-73. doi:10.1097/CCM.0b013e31825bcb60.

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October 10, 2012
Thorson CM, Ryan ML, Van Haren RM, et al. Crit Care Med. 2012;40:2967-73.

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.

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Thorson CM, Ryan ML, Van Haren RM, et al. Venous thromboembolism after trauma: a never event?*. Crit Care Med. 2012;40(11):2967-73. doi:10.1097/CCM.0b013e31825bcb60.