Respiratory physicians not following VTE guidelines: survey
By Mardi Chapman
14 Feb 2017
The lack of comprehensive Australian guidelines on venous thromboembolism management is contributing to the undertreatment and overtreatment of patients, a group of doctors say. A recent survey of haematologists and respiratory physicians found 41% of doctors would treat a first episode of provoked pulmonary embolism with 6-12 months of anticoagulants. However, existing international guidelines recommend ...