Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis received

What It Means
Percentage of selected surgical patients to received venous thromboembolism prophylaxis within 24 hours prior to surgery to 24 hours after surgery.

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
Surgery patients who received appropriate venous thromboembolism prophylaxis within 24 hours prior to the surgical incision to 24 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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