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Table 2 Proportion of compliant VTE prophylactic pharmacological (prescribing per specialty all data combined)

From: Thromboprophylaxis prescribing among junior doctors: the impact of educational interventions

Parameter Measured (N) Number of patients included
General Surgery (N = 177) Urology (N = 51) Vascular Surgery (N = 70))
Patients prescribed pharmacological VTE prophylaxis, where indication(s) present and contraindication(s) absent, % (number) y = 78.4 % (134)
n = 21.6 % (37)
u/n = 3.4 % (6)
y = 68.6 % (35)
n = 31.4 % (16)
y = 91.4 % (64)
n = 8.6 % (6)
  1. This table shows prescribing-related data for patients admitted under the three main surgical specialties across all rounds of data collection, and relates to the proportion of appropriate pharmacological thromboprophylaxis prescribing where there is an indication and an absence of known contraindications
  2. Key: y yes, n no, u/n unknown