Mandatory assessment with appropriate thromboprophylaxis could prevent 1,900 VTE deaths a year


Dr Susan O’Shea

In an interview with the Irish Medical Times, Dr Susan O’Shea, Consultant Haemotologist in Cork University Hospital, said there had been an 8 per cent reduction in mortality from hospital-associated VTE in the UK since 2010, which was directly related to the introduction of national VTE guidelines there. Dr O’Shea suggested that the same benefit could be seen here in Ireland.

You can read the full article over on the IMT website