Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis ordered

What It Means
Percentage of selected surgical patients with the recommended venous thromboembolism prophylaxis ordered anytime from the hospital arrival to 48 hours after the surgery end time.

Why It Is Important
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is one of the most common postoperative complications. Taking measures to prevent VTE is the most effective strategy for reducing the occurrence of this surgical complication.

Numerator Definition
Surgical patients with recommended VTE prophylaxis ordered anytime from hospital arrival to 48 hours after the surgery end time.

Denominator Definition
All selected surgery patients with a principle procedure code matching a list of selected ICD-9-CM surgical codes.

Denominator Excluded Populations

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